“Moving Midway” at the MSV on August 16

Magic Lantern Theater and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will be hosting an outdoor screening of the film “Moving Midway” at the Museum on August 16, 7-9 PM.

This is a highly engaging film with a preservation theme – the relocation of a large North Carolina plantation home called Midway several miles from a busy commercial highway. What begins as a project of engineering becomes a meditation on Southern history and traditions. The engineering details of moving a large antebellum house are fascinating, as are the broader historic, social and racial issues and the impact on those, black and white, with ties to the plantation.

More details on the event are at www.magiclanterntheater.org and themsv.org. For background on the film, see IMDB.com and Rotten Tomatoes.