Friday, September 17, 2010

The Other House

It has been some week here at ARTS/West- Aquabear on Monday with the AMAZING Bird & Flower, Caitlin Kraus, and The Black Swans to film screening on Friday! We were grateful to be the Swans first stop on their 5 month tour. God speed my friends.

The Creative Endeavors Workshop after school program started-up for the year on Monday and we had our first poetry class for the fall on Thursday. Music Together in Athens is running for the fall and who can forget the tornado? Wonderful turnout for Women Speak and everyone seemed very happy after we relocated the event to the basement!!

Tomorrow we'll be used as a recording studio by members of the Aquabear Legion but tonight we invite you to a screening of the local independent film of The Other House, directed by Steve Fetsch and produced by Amy Abercrombie, on September 17 at 7:00pm. Tickets to the film screenings are $4 and may be purchased at the door.

The novel, The Other House, was written by Rebecca Hooper Eastman sometime before 1937, the year of her death. Seventy years later, it was privately published by her granddaughter, Amy Abercrombie, and is now an independent, full-length movie. Based on the Holdens and the Hoopers, the story centers on a beautiful young woman forced to flee to the South when a young man dies in a duel over her. She moves in with her sister in Walpole, NH where she encounters colorful relatives, two villains, and a handsome young architect who wins her heart.

The result of two years of filming in the culturally-rich Athens, OH is a striking motion picture that will surely please movie-goers everywhere. "The novel and the movie have dominated my life for nearly twenty years," admits granddaughter Abercrombie. "And I am so grateful to all who contributed to making the movie so fine." She adds that she wishes the entire country could see it and she plans to enter it into as many film festivals as possible."

For more information about the book and movie, including photographs, you can visit the website: