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Still from George King's Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley (2021)

Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley

George King and Lonnie Holley in conversation

  • Sunday, November 27, 2022
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium

Registration Required

Registration is required and opens Friday, November 18 at noon.

Filmed over the span of 22 years, Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley shows the power and the promise of creativity and art as redemptive and healing. A powerful biographical account of one artist’s life and the many struggles he survived, this documentary also reveals Holley’s creative process—in his own words—through insights into conservation, ecology, and the environment, and his sources of deep inspiration rooted in the spirit, southern life, and African American history and culture. (George King, 2021, DCP, 95 minutes)