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"39 Counties," created and produced by Feed Room Films, is about civic engagement and peaceful public action born out of the need to reckon with a country’s great divide. The Varsity is a producer on the film, which premiers Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.
In 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, Glenn Poshard planned and organized 39 marches for peace, unity and nonviolence in the 39 counties he represented during his time in the U.S. Congress. Poshard and his wife, Jo, marched in all 39 counties in 28 days, driving hundreds of miles from county to county to greet the people who answered his call to march. This documentary chronicles every march, the people who participated in them, and the inspirational historical oratory presented to them by Mr. Poshard. The film is a reminder that the strength of a democracy is its citizenry.
“Both Glenn and I feel it is important to show the film at this time as a special public service as the country continues to see serious division,” said producer/director Sandra Pfeifer. “Our hope is that this screening will inspire public participation in the democratic process. We are especially grateful to the Varsity Center for all they have done to help and support this effort.”
There is no charge for admission, and a Q&A will follow each of the two screenings.
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021
4:30 Doors and Varsity Bar
5 p.m. Screening
7 p.m. Screening
Q&A to follow each screening
Admission is free
Hosted by the Godmother of Drag Blanche DuBois with Jodie Santana, Faim Lee Jewls, Leimomi Campbell, Idina Rimes and Christina Garnette.
COSTUME CONTEST! Come dressed to win special prizes!
This is an all-ages show, and The Varsity welcomes young people; however, the show can be on the risqué side, and those 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
COME WHEN THE BAR OPENS AT 6 FOR SPECIAL COCKTAILS BY ALEX SOCORRO AND WADE BARKER AND A SPECIAL WELCOME BY THE EVENING’S HOSTESS, CHRISTINA!
All performers are vaccinated; Masks required for entry to the show
Multi-talented musician Matt Martino performed May 11, 2019. (Photo by John Longmire)