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Murder, Mayhem, Mystery and the Birth of Motion Pictures
Travel back 120 years to the birth of motion pictures with film enthusiast Craig Pierce. It's a tale filled with international intrigue, mechanical marvels, fabulous flops, and a bit of murder and mystery, too. Signup in Zoom required.

Aug 27, 2020 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Craig Pierce
While a Radio-TV-Film college student, Craig Pierce drafted a screenplay about turn-of-the-century baseball pitcher Christy Mathewson. And then the manuscript sat in a box -and the back of Craig’s mind- for the next 25 years. In 2012, he found himself programming events at his small town library in Genoa IL, and he realized his long-forgotten, bittersweet screenplay could be an outline for an interesting program topic. The program combined Craig’s passion for public libraries, interest in sports history, enthusiasm for research and desire to chat with an interested audience. In researching other topics, Craig kept coming back to the profound role of the industrial revolution and early photography as it relates to modern day life. Craig’s program’s include: • Christy Mathewson: The Tragic, Remarkable Life of America’s First Sports Hero • Berlin 1936: Hitler’s Games vs. America’s Heroes • Without a Mask: Hockey’s Daredevil Goalies • Murder, Mayhem, Mystery and the Birth of Motion Pictur