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GA- Rome International Film Festival’s screening of Clear Day Thunder: Rescuing the American Chestnut

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

GA screening of Clear Day Thunder

The American Chestnut tree was almost extinct. Blight had all but eradicated this native tree until dedicated scientists, volunteers, and some insightful celebrities like Dolly Parton, President Jimmy Carter and musician Chuck Leavell banded together to bring the species back from the brink. Join RIFF, The Historic DeSoto Theatre and The GA Chapter of the American Foundation for a fascinating film with important ties to Northwest Georgia.

Moderated by Kathy Patrick, past president and vice president of The GA Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, the discussion after the film will also include Dr. Martin Cipollini, Professor of Biology at Berry College, and Lisa Thomson who was instrumental in making the film and managing celebrity appearances.

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GA screening of Clear Day Thunder


May 30
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Kathy Patrick
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Historic DeSoto Theater
530 Broad St
Rome, GA 30161 United States
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