Atlanta Hosts National Premiere of Restoring Tomorrow; Launches Restoration Effort for Morris Brown College’s Historic Fountain Hall
From the Warner Brothers to Louis B. Mayer, Restoring Tomorrow Chronicles Restoration of Historic Hollywood Temple in Los Angeles, Creates Model for Nationwide Initiative to Preserve Communities
Contact: Mitch Leff, (404) 861-4769, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 7 p.m., Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2018 (media opps start at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Regal Tara Cinemas, 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
What: Atlanta will premiere Restoring Tomorrow, which follows the journey of Los Angeles based filmmaker, Aaron Wolf, as he rediscovers his roots while his childhood temple fights for survival.
The film’s premiere will launch a campaign to restore Fountain Hall on the Morris Brown College campus in Atlanta.
Post-screening discussion with filmmaker and other guests
About the Film: The film explores how when a community puts its mind to a problem, the impossible becomes possible. Documenting the rise and fall and rise again of a Los Angeles treasure, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, built by the original Hollywood moguls and needing to raise millions to restore its majesty and vibrancy, thus also restoring the future of the interreligious community, the greater Los Angeles community—and on a personal level, filmmaker Aaron Wolf.
Restoring Tomorrow connects people to their roots. The goal is for the film to lead others to their own movement to restore something meaningful to them. In Atlanta, that ‘something’ is Morris Brown College, the first institution of higher learning in Georgia founded by African Americans for African Americans.
Fountain Hall Restoration Initiative: Morris Brown College officials will share their goals and wish list to see historic Fountain Hall restored. Erected in 1882, Fountain Hall is designated a national historic landmark.
- The building once housed the office of famed sociologist, historian and civil rights activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois known as "W. E. B." Du Bois.
- The historic structure is located near Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Mitchell Street, a block away from the newly erected Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Morris Brown College president Stanley Pritchett sees the restoration as a key element of the college’s strategic plan for growth and pathway to accreditation as the institution returns to its tradition of excellence.