Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, March 19, 2018
CONTACT:    Roy L. Williams                                
                        Director of Public Relations             
                        Birmingham Public Library                          
                        Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        

What: Screening of “Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O'Connor;” Q&A with filmmaker Bridget Kurt to follow
When: Saturday, March 24, 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library/Arrington Auditorium
Details: Free and open to the public. Read more about the screening at this link:

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—The Birmingham Public Library is hosting a film screening of   Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O'Connor” followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Bridget Kurt. The event will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in the Linn-Henley Research Building’s 4th Floor Arrington Auditorium, 2100 Park Place downtown. 

Despite her premature death at age 39, Flannery O’Connor left behind one of the most haunting and strikingly original bodies of work in 20th century literature. With the rural South as her backdrop, she brought to life a string of eccentric characters torn between their worldly ambitions and the need for a more enduring truth. This film traces the people and events that shaped her remarkable career, as well as the important role that Catholicism played in her writing.
Featuring expert commentary and rare photographs, Uncommon Grace will give you a new appreciation for this highly celebrated, yet often misunderstood, storyteller. The screening of “Uncommon Grace” will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Bridget Kurt.

Meet the team at Beata Productions -
"Uncommon Grace: Flannery On Film." An interview with Bridget Kurt, producer/director of the first film about the life of Flannery O’Connor. Deep South Magazine. May 5, 2016 – see link at

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