Juneteenth: The Galveston Story Screening

Texas Spirit Theater | 2D | NR | 45 min. | Documentary

​​Special screening Q&A event on June 29
​​Screening June 19, 22, 23, 29, and 30

Experience the history of Juneteenth from its birthplace in Galveston.

Juneteenth: The Galveston Story features stories about Juneteenth as told by prominent Galveston County community and descendants of the people who were there in 1865. The film screens at 1:30 p.m. on June 19, June 22, June 23, and June 30.

Join us on June 29 at 11 a.m. for a special screening and Q&A event with filmmakers Samuel Collins III and Sam Addington. Theater space is limited. Register here to reserve a seat.

All screenings are free with Museum admission, which can be purchased online or in-person. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Film Credits

Rating: NR
Suggested Age: all ages
Directors: Samuel Collins III and Sam Addington 
Co-produced by Wild Lion Productions & Sam Addington Media Productions
Runtime: 45 min.
Genre: Documentary
Release year: 2022

About the Filmmakers

Samuel Collins III, a lifelong resident of Galveston County, graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994. In 2015 he was named Galveston County’s Citizen of the Year for his work in the preservation community on the local, state, and national levels. Samuel currently serves as an advisor with the National Trust for Historic Preservation representing Texas. Samuel is also working in Brazoria County with the Texas Historical Commission at the Levi Jordan Plantation as a consultant for the new African American museum that will be built at the site. He is co-chair of the Juneteenth Mural Committee in Galveston which led one of the largest Public Art projects in the country recognizing Juneteenth and the contributions of the United States Colored Troops in delivering the message of freedom to the state of Texas on June 19, 1865.

Sam Addington is a 2020 graduate from Texas A&M University. He is a passionate photographer, videographer, documentarian, and an award-winning editor with over 10 years of experience.

About the Texas Spirit Theater and Tickets

The Texas Spirit Theater located on the Bullock Museum's second floor is one of the most beautiful film experiences in Austin and features multisensory special effects such as lightning, rain, and other surprises.

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