Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Central Library to Host Documentary Screening of "The Truth" Up & Coming
The Central Library will host a free documentary screening highlighting a Birmingham accountant’s move from corporate America to stand-up comedy.
“The Truth" Up & Coming will air on Saturday, April 16, at 2:00 p.m., in the Arrington Auditorium on the fourth floor of the Linn-Henley Research Building. The documentary by Birmingham filmmaker Sonya “Sam” Mitchell first premiered last fall during the Sidewalk Film Festival in downtown Birmingham.
The 15-minute short film features Carla “The Truth” Youngblood, who a few years ago moved from a successful career as an accountant to pursue a dream of being a stand-up comedian. Youngblood performs at venues across the Southeast.
Mitchell is the founder of MY Entertainment, a film production company. The Central Library held a screening last October of her first documentary, "Jesse Speeks,” which shares the story of a 26-year-old Birmingham man who has autism. That film was featured in the 2014 Sidewalk Film Festival.
Mitchell and Youngblood eight years ago co-founded ALLA Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization that provides college scholarships and mentorship programs for young men throughout metro Birmingham. The women formed the organization after both of their brothers died tragically due to drug addictions. For more information about ALLA, Inc., go to www.allainc.org.
For more information about seminars and other resources about small business development available at BPL, contact Jim Murray of Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling 205-226-3691.
By Tressa at April 06, 2016
Did you attend elementary school in Birmingham? Are you searching for historical information about local schools? If so, we have good ne...
Registration is now open for staff and the public for the July 2015 Classes . All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center...
by Maya Jones, West End Branch Library This week Kimberley Wiley and I enjoyed our hours spent staffing a Birmingham Public Library table ...
Keep up-to-date with your library account on your mobile phone using the library's Shoutbomb text messaging service. Sign up using ...
On December 8 hoopla digital announced a new agreement with Marvel Entertainment that adds over 250 collections and graphic novels to t...