Documentary Premiere Packs Clifton Center

Louisville-based producer and friend of Videobred, Morgan Atkinson, just released a historical documentary about the lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard. Videobred’s Steve Hurst edited the film, which premiered Monday night at the Clifton Center to a standing room only crowd.The documentary, titled Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard, follows the journeys of the couple who for forty years purposely lived a simplistic life similar to the lifestyle prescribed in Henry David Thoreau’s writings. The artist and his wife resided on the Ohio River in a house they built by hand and ate food they grew or caught themselves. Shortly after being wed in the 1940s, with little experience, the two crafted a handmade shanty boat and navigated the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Cincinnati to New Orleans.

Atkinson’s previous documentary work has received national exposure. PBS, KET and several festivals have shown his films. Some of his other award-winning and critically praised documentaries include Live Music, about Louisville musician Tim Krekel; andA Way of Life, which documents the state of Kentucky’s intense love for college basketball.  Other notable documentaries produced by Atkinson include Soul Searching, which highlights the personality and influence of Trappist monk Thomas Merton; and Uncommon Vision, about Black Like Me author John Howard Griffin, a white man who disguised himself as a black man and traveled the American South during the Civil Rights era.

So congrats to Morgan and be sure to check out Wonder!

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