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Charlotte Observer: Region's Documentary Filmmakers Show Work

Peter Carolla '06Documentary filmmaker Peter Carolla '06 will show his latest work May 7 at the first local filmmakers showcase, hosted by the Davidson Film Club.

After graduating from Davidson, Carolla worked in Africa in the Peace Corps and as a journalist before earning his master's of fine art degree in documentary film at Wake Forest University. He now works at Davidson as a media production specialist.

His short film, Calling the Cops on Jesus, tells the story of a sculpture entitled Homeless Jesus that was installed in a quiet Davidson neighborhood near St. Alban's Church. The sculpture depicts Jesus lying on a park bench under a blanket, and drew mixed reactions from local residents -- one of whom called police to report what she thought was a vagrant man sleeping on a church bench.

This will be the seventh screening to date of the short film. Charlotte filmmaker Shea Sizemore and Concord filmmaker Mary Beth Ross also will show work that evening, beginning at 7 p.m. in Davidson's Armour Street Theater.

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