Bethesda Home for Boys
tells the Story of Facility
in Savannah, Georgia
A film by Atlanta documentary filmmaker
Carl L. Marxer has been selected for the Dixie Film Festival in
Athens, Georgia. Bethesda Home for Boys is Marxer's
thesis film produced for his MFA in Broadcast Design and Motion
Graphics at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. The
documentary has won several awards, including a Telly Award, two
Millennium Awards, a GABPC award, and two Aurora Awards.
"As a Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics producer, I wanted
to present the material with an artistic style that the viewer would
find as unique as the institution that I was documenting,"
said Marxer, who started his video production career in 1982 as
a stringer for WPIX-TV 11 Alive in New York City. He later produced
programming for Ebenezer Baptist Church (the former church of Rev.
Martin Luther King, Jr.) that aired weekly on WAGA-TV Fox 5 in Atlanta.
Today, he specializes in designing creating motion graphics for
non-standard video displays.
"The Bethesda Home for Boys in Savannah, Georgia has a rich
history dating back to 1740," said Marxer about the subject
of his documentary. "This long history defines the culture
of the institution."
Marxer added that that he produced the documentary for the on-campus
museum where visitors, new staff, and students can learn about the
Bethesda Home for Boys. The film features interviews with students,
faculty, and alumni with visuals dating back to the 1800s.
The 4th Annual Dixie Film Festival will be held October 12-13,
2007 in Athens, GA. Bethesda Home for Boys will screen
on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at the Lyndon House Art Center and
Gallery in Athens at 2:00 PM.
For tickets and more details about the Dixie Film Festival, visit
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