The East 12th Street Merchants Association and Souly Austin present Reflections on a Legacy: East 12th Street
The premiere documentary screening of Reflections on a Legacy: East 12th Street is a feature of the 3rd Annual Return and Discover Festival, hosted by the East 12th Street Merchants Association. The film is the initial contribution to the East 12th Street living archive, which will document the cultural history and heritage of the East 12th Street business district.
Curated and produced by Stephanie L. Lang and Rachel E. Winston in partnership with director/curator Funmi Ogunro, the documentary features three long-time East Austin residents on their experiences living near, and patronizing numerous, historic East 12th Street businesses, and how those experiences impact East 12th Street Business District today.
Council Member Ora Houston, representatives from Huston-Tillotson University, and others will kick off the event. The screening will be followed by a talk including the curators, artist, and East 12th St. Merchants Association Representatives. Old school chili burgers like at the Harlem Theater will be at Sam’s BBQ for the first 50 people in line for the documentary.