November 12, 2013
Films, Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Literary Arts, Free Events
Film Screening: “God’s Little Acre”
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
As part of a four-day film festival, the University of Georgia Press will be screening "God's Little Acre" (1958), followed by a question-and-answer session. The film is based on the bestselling and controversial novel by Erskine Caldwell, originally published in 1933 and reprinted by the University of Georgia Press. The event is part of the Spotlight on the Arts festival, the UGA Press 75th anniversary and University Press Week.
The movie is about a poor farmer who is obsessed with finding gold on his land. To find it he conveniently moves a marker out of his way that designates the land on which it rests as God's little acre, where anything that comes from the ground will go to God's work. Eventually he abducts an albino to help him find the gold. Meanwhile, his daughter-in-law is suspected of fooling around with a labor activist out of work since the mill closed and a local political hopeful actively seeks his daughter's hand in marriage.