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Official Website:A Boston premier of the film: The Three Dumas
Location:1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215 map
Phone:617-646-0560
Dates:Monday, October 29, 2007
Hours:6:30pm
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor
Cost:Free see below
Category:Movies


The Massachusetts Historical Society presents a Boston premier of the film: The Three Dumas by Esther Anderson and Gian Godoy at the Massachusetts Historical Society - 1154 Boylston Street, Boston.

Presented in honor of the bicentennial of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade. The Three Dumas is a documentary that explores the life and career of Alexandre Dumas. The grandson of a slave, he overcame all the obstacles of prejudice to become a role model of contemporary literature. The film's producers will be on hand to discuss the making of the film and Dumas' historical significance.

The event is free, but since seating is limited call for reservations 617-646-0560

About Massachusetts Historical Society
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS), founded in 1791, is an independent research library that collects manuscripts of the personal papers (unpublished letters and diaries) of individuals and families from Massachusetts over the entire course of American history. The MHS holds millions of unique documents central to the study of American history, as well as book, photographs, works of art and artifacts that support research in its manuscript collections. Among the Historical Society's irreplaceable national treasures are: John Winthrop's journal of the founding of Massachusetts Bay in 1630; the extraordinary correspondence between John and Abigail Adams, including her eloquent appeal for him to 'Remember the Ladies' in drafting the Declaration of Independence, as well as his account of the writing of the Declaration; Thomas Jefferson's personal papers (his descendents lived here in Massachusetts) including his architectural drawings for Monticello; letters exchanged by Abraham Lincoln and Edward Everett of Massachusetts after they delivered their respective speeches at Gettysburg; the records of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry, the first Afro-American regiment raised in the North during the Civil War; as well as thousands of collections of personal papers of men and women from all walks of life.

As part of its continued community involvement, each year the Society hosts more than forty public programs including almost a dozen public lectures and seminar series on early American, urban and immigration, and environmental history, as well as other special events.

For More Information go to www.masshist.org

About Gian Godoy
Born in Chile, he studied Architecture with Enric Miralles in Barcelona and at the Architectural Association in London. Worked in collaboration with Enric Miralles & Carme Pinos, Yago Conde, Ben Van Berkel, and Rem Koolhaas. He opened an Atelier of Arts & Architecture in London in 2006 in partnership with Esther Anderson. His works have been exhibited in Barcelona, Otterloo, Pennsylvania, Glasgow and London.

About Esther Anderson
Born in Jamaica, she studied drama at the Actor’s Studio in London. She played roles in movies like Henry Levin’s Genghis Khan for Columbia Pictures, Robert Freeman’s The Touchables for Twentieth Century Fox, Ted Kotcheff’s Two Gentlemen Sharing, Jerry Lewis’s One More Time for United Artists, and Sidney Poitier’s A Warm December for First Artists. This role of an African princess won her a NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in 1973. Together with her acting career, she helped to develop the Jamaican music label Island Records from the early sixties, promoting and managing Jamaican artists like Millie Small, Jimmy Cliff, and Bob Marley and the Wailers. Her iconic photographs of Bob Marley and their lyrical collaboration launched his international career in 1973 with the groundbreaking albums Catch a Fire, Burnin’, and Natty Dread. Her photographic collection is on show in London at The Photographer’s Gallery. As a filmmaker, her film Short Ends was an official selection at the 1976 Edinburgh Film Festival.

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