Artist-in-residence Paula Damasceno has directed a documentary reflecting on 85 years of Greensboro’s Carolina Theatre.  Her poetic visual style demonstrates how, since opening in 1927, the theater has been a palace for dream and fantasy, a place where the Segregation Law was established and abolished, a building which survived the decline of the downtown in the 1960s and ’70s and a fire in the 80’s, and still operates as a theater today.

Damasceno still needs help to finishing the editing process and distribute the film to spread this incredible story.  Visit her homemade Kickstarter blog at to use Paypal’s secure system, or send checks to The Carolina Theatre at 310 South Greene Street  Greensboro, NC 27401, noting the Carolina 85 project.  You can also like the project on Facebook:

The world premier was shown on October 29, 2012, at the Carolina Theatre, for their 85th Anniversary Celebration

The film is a collaborative project between the Carolina Theatre, Elsewhere and the International Civil Rights Center & Museum and the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.