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"Grain Elevators, Beardstown, Illinois." 1955, Gary Sheahan.


Film screening at Nonstop Institute

The Nonstop Institute, located at 305 N. Walnut Street, will host a screening of Between the Bottomlands and the World tomorrow night, beginning at 7 p.m.

The new video project by mediamakers Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross explores Beardstown, Ill., a rural town of 6,000 people, as a place of global exchange and international mobility, informed by post-NAFTA realities. The story of Beardstown is told through three lenses: a portrait of a landscape massively engineered to redirect water for the production of commodity crops, a meditation on international grain trade — from seed to silo to ocean transport and a chronicle of why so many people from around the world have come to live in this formerly all-white, sundown Illinois town.

Griffis and Ross will answer audience questions following the screening via Skype.  Griffis and Ross, members of the Compass Group together with other artists from Chicago and Champaign-Urbana, visited Yellow Springs last spring as members of the Midwest Radical Cultural Corridor project.

This screening and discussion will be the last public event that Nonstop will host at its Millworks space. Nonstop will continue to present cultural and educational programming at other venues in Yellow Springs, and notices of future events will appear in the Yellow Springs News and on posters around town. Please contact [email protected] to be placed on Nonstop’s mailing list.

For more information, contact Chris Hill at 937-767-2327.

(For information on other local events, be sure to see the Community Calendar on the right side of the home page, under “What’s Going on in YS?” Click “Full Community Calendar” to see what’s coming up.)



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