WTCI Presents Free Screening of
FROM THE STREETS TO THE STAGE: THE JOURNEY OF FREDRICK DAVIS
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00 PM EST
“From the Streets to the Stage: The Journey of Fredrick Davis” celebrates his triumph over adversity and proves the incredible power of the arts to change lives. Fredrick Davis was an 11-year old boy in a Chattanooga housing project, facing a childhood of despair, poverty, hunger and homelessness when a Recreation Center employee introduced him to the City-sponsored Dance Alive program hosted by Ballet Tennessee. That moment changed Fred’s life and WTCI’s Emmy-awarded team documented how art and determination changed the trajectory of his life. This locally-produced documentary won a MidSouth NATAS Regional Emmy Award, is a part of the national PBS Black History Month programming and has been seen in dozens of states across the country.
PBS at the Palace’ is a free, monthly film screening series hosted at the popular downtown venue, the Palace Theater. Made possible through a partnership with the Palace Theater, this screening series features PBS content from MASTERPIECE to American Experience, POV and Independent Lens and provides a free monthly opportunity for viewers to enjoy quality, trusted programming in a unique Chattanooga venue.
Guests at the free screening will enjoy PBS gifts and learn about special membership opportunities.
Doors open at 6 PM and concessions will be available for purchase. Screening begins at 6:30 PM.