High Noon Talk: Rising: The Hall of Negro Life Screening

Texas Spirit Theater | NR | 20 min. | Documentary

September 6, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us and learn about the inspiring story and lasting legacy of The Hall of Negro Life at the 1936 Texas Centennial.

Event Details

High Noon Talks are back and better than ever! Get ready to discover interesting and often untold stories of Texas at our classic, casual lunchtime talk series.

The Hall of Negro Life was a revolutionary exhibition at the Texas Centennial Fair in 1936 that showcased the achievements of Black artists in the early 1900s. Come to The Texas Spirit Theater for a special screening of the documentary that tells the story of how this exhibition came to be, the impact it had, and how it disappeared so quickly following the centennial. See how this exhibition lit the fire that became the civil rights movement in America.

After the screening, enjoy a panel discussion with the documentary filmmakers and Bullock Museum Senior Curator, Kathryn Siefker.

Program is FREE to the public.

About the Presenters

King Hollis is a Director, Producer, and Writer with a remarkable 25-plus-year tenure in the film and television industry. In 2004, Hollis founded Media 13 Studios— an industry-leading creative firm—  leveraging unrivaled reach and access to create and produce compelling content across these divisions: Narrative Filmmaking, Original Long Form Content, Commercials, Brand-Specific- Broadcasting, and traditional television. In 2016 he launched Southroad Pictures as an Original Content Studio. Hollis has over 80 credits as a commercial director and more than 40 as a film producer and blends unique talents with a distinct, compelling vision of the future of creative content. King Hollis is currently producing and consulting out of his main office in Dallas, Texas, and his satellite office in downtown Los Angeles, California.

Lindell Singleton is a native of South Los Angeles where he attended Los Angeles City College, UCLA, and the Film /TV Directing Program at HFI. His degree is in Art. He is a Texas-based filmmaker, movie producer, television director and writer overseeing creative development with partners at motion picture studios Limeville Entertainment and Southroad Pictures. In 2018, he was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Texas Justice Seekers Initiative for his work in galvanizing awareness on black infant mortality and maternal health crisis impacting black women.   He continues to produce and host a global podcast entitled, ‘The_Gap’ to continue shining the light on health care inequality. He has written, directed, and produced over 80 hours of multi-platform content that have garnered multiple awards as well as a ‘Best Director’ statue from the Houston International Film Festival and nominations from Dallas International Film Festival, the Ohio Valley Film Festival, Cine Soul: Sacramento Film Festival, Southport Film Festival of Nottingham, UK and the New York International Festival of Film. Currently, he is in production on a documentary entitled, unFORGIVABLE— The Truth About Opioids in America.

Kathryn Siefker is a senior curator at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, where she has worked in the Exhibits department for 15 years. Prior to joining the Bullock team she served as the Curator of Education at The Grace Museum, providing art education for adults and school children. Ms. Siefker received a Bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College in History and English and earned her Master’s Degree in History and Museum Studies from the University of Delaware.

Film Credits

Rating: NR
Director: King Hollis and Lindell Singleton
Writer: Lindell Singleton
Runtime: 20 minutes
Release Year: 2022

About Public Programs

Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, performances, and scholarship visitors are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.

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