Athens, GA: Inside/Out
Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Vanessa Briscoe Hay
William Orten (“Ort”) Carlton
Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
706 613 3650 x343
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 pm
Please join us at the library for a very special evening on October 16: We will present a screening of the iconic film Athens, GA: Inside/Out at 6:30 in the Appleton Auditorium. The film documents the Athens music scene during its nascent era during the early- and mid-1980s, and features vintage footage of legendary bands The B-52s, R.E.M., Pylon, Love Tractor, as well as Howard Finster, Ort, Jim Herbert, and many more.
Producer Bill Cody will be on hand to introduce the film, and he will bring some clips with him from Athens, GA/Thirty Years On…, the sequel to Inside/Out – an update featuring not just music, but also the new political landscape, the beginnings of racial reconciliation downtown, and strong women.
Following the screening, we will have a panel discussion featuring some of the people in the original film: Vanessa Briscoe Hay (Pylon), Bob Hay (Squalls), Arthur Johnson (Bar-B-Q Killers), Ort, and others, moderated by local music historian Paul Butchart.
The program is free and open to the public.