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Hampton – VPA Special Guest Booker T. Mattison (LOCATION CHANGED) – Oct. 27

Join the Virginia Production Alliance in the theatre at Harvey Library Meeting Room at 180-198 East Tyler Street, Hampton, VA 23369 on the Hampton University Campus for an evening with Booker Mattison Thursday October 27th, 6:30 meet and greet, 7:00-9:00 meeting.

Booker T. Mattison is an author and filmmaker who wrote the screenplay for and directed the film adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s classic story “The Gilded Six Bits,” which aired on Showtime. It starred Chad L. Coleman (“The Walking Dead,” “The Wire”) in his first leading role. Mattison’s film “Habeas Corpus” has won six film festival awards to date. His most recent short film “Bird” is the story of a college track star training for the Olympics who is accused of a crime.

Mattison has taught at the College of New Rochelle, Brooklyn College and Regent University. Presently, he is an associate professor of Film Studies and English at Hampton University. Mattison received his Master of Fine Arts in film and television from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and his Bachelor of Science in mass communication from Norfolk State University.

The VPA will be screening his short film “Bird” with Q and A after.

Come find out what the VPA has been up to!

Members free, general public $5.00.  Hampton university students and faculty free with valid ID.