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Sitting at God’s Table

Thursday, June 13, 2024
LOCAL PREMIERES SERIES: SITTING AT GOD’S TABLE 115 minutes Not Rated Documentary/Religion We love local filmmakers! As part of this series, we will be bringing you the Cary premieres of local films. There will be four of these premieres per year. Films will be either filmed in North Carolina or directed or produced by an NC filmmaker. There’s a wealth of local film talent in our area and we’re happy to bring it to you! A film by Ellen Shepard, Sitting at God’s Table features five Southern religious leaders, a Rabbi, a Muslim, a Priest, a Baptist Reverend, and an Episcopal Bishop who are invited to a 7-hour dinner in NC, where they take on the difficult topics of our day as they try to make sense of why we do what we do in the name of God. Director Ellen Shepard will join with editor Eric Barstow at a Q&A following the screening to discuss their part in the filming of this extraordinary documentary. Ellen Shepard is an independent producer and director of documentaries at E. Shepard Productions; her most recent film “Sitting at God’s Table” has had numerous screenings, including at the NC Museum of History as part of their Billy Graham Exhibit and was an Official Selection at the Indigo Moon Film Festival.  Her documentaries include “Teen Rap – a Discussion in Teen Suicide” and “My Parents Are Growing Old” which won First Place at the North Carolina Film Festival.  For 16 years she was Assistant Professor of Film at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC where she developed their BA degree in Film and taught advanced classes in film production and documentaries.  She relocated to Raleigh from Lost Angeles 21 years ago where she was Senior Producer/Director of Documentaries and Educational Media at UCLA.  She has served on the Think Tank for the NC Museum of Art in their Education Department and was Director of the City of Oaks School of the Arts (COSA).  She was also in management at 20th Century Fox Studios in Film Distribution. Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.