Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Salon Series: Professor Justin Liberman's Tobacco Burn
Posted 10/10/2018Submitted by Justin LibermanCategory: Campus Announcements
Production Still from Tobacco Burn
Professor Liberman surrounded by his crew on set of Tobacco Burn
Salons at Stowe are 21st-century parlor conversations about race, class and gender. Since 2008, Salons have provided a forum for lively discussion on contemporary topics that connect to 19th century issues. Featured guests provide a starting point for discussion and are a resource for the audience. With the moderator and guests, the audience creates an “Inspiration to Action” agenda — a list of actions to address the issue at hand.
Join us for a viewing and discussion of the film Tobacco Burn (2014) with co-writer/director Justin Liberman. Set decades before the Civil War, Tobacco Burn tells the story about how the actions of a brutal overseer spark the fire of revolution on a Southern tobacco farm. Tobacco Burn was filmed in South Windsor, CT.
Liberman is an Associate Professor for University of Hartford’s School of Communication Cinema Program. He was a directing fellow at Columbia University where he earned his MFA in film directing. He spent three years working under Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral) and David Mamet (House of Games, Redbelt) and was a shadow director for Allen Coulter on Boardwalk Empire. His narrative films have been screened and won honors in numerous international film festivals.