Join us for a celebration of young women through the legacy of Marian Anderson within Art, Film and Music. Enjoy an afternoon featuring a FREE screening of Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson, entertainment and surprise guests!
Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson tells the inspiring story of a musical icon from South Philadelphia whose performance at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 helped set the stage for the civil rights era. Ms. Anderson’s voice broke through barriers closed to black Americans in the 1930s—the classical music stage. On May 8, Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson, took home Best Documentary Feature at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.
This event is made possible thanks to The Sylvia W. and Randle M. Kauders Foundation. Event is produced by the Office of the City Representative and in partnership with Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement, Office of Engagement for Women, Office of Youth Engagement, and the Philadelphia Film Society. This empowering film is directed and produced by Philadelphia’s own – Bill Nicoletti, founder of Visual Innovations and Going The Distance Films.