RIFF is hosting a special screening of last year’s Audience Award for Feature Films – To Kingdom Come – in preparation for the upcoming festival.
Co-sponsored by the Berry College Environmental Science and Studies Department, CRBI (Coosa River Basin Initiative),Rome International Film Festival (RIFF), and Georgia Highlands, the public screening of To Kingdom Come will be at the Rome City Auditorium at 7:00pm on October 21, 2019.
Admission is free with a suggested donation amount of $10. All proceeds will be used to support Coosa River Basin Initiative and RIFF in their ongoing work.
To Kingdom Come presents the multi-generational relationship between General Electric and the Rome community. The story is told from the unique and diverse perspectives of the earliest employees of the Rome GE transformer plant, local riverkeepers who battled GE over the dumping of harmful pollutants, and scientific and medical experts.
The film is a community project, co-produced by Dr. Brian Campbell of Berry College and CRBI, with contributions from Berry College students and alumni, Georgia Highlands faculty, Austen Earp Audio Productions, and an array of local musicians, including the Barbaric Yawps and Little Country Giants. The score and soundtrack is a hauntingly beautiful musical compilation of blues and folk tunes, which provides an appropriate backdrop for this fascinatingly frustrating tale of Southern hospitality meeting Yankee ingenuity and disregard.
CRBI is a 501c3 non profit organization and member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. Its mission is to protect, preserve, and restore one of North America’s most biologically diverse river systems, the upper Coosa River basin.