The Andover showing of the documentary, Sons & Daughters of Thunder, has been set by Kelly & Tammy Rundle, the director and producer from Fourth Wall Films. The documentary, which was partially filmed at the Jenny Lind Chapel, will be shown on Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:30 pm, at Augustana Church in Andover. This will be a benefit, with donations going to the Jenny Lind Chapel. The premiers of this film will be held at the Putnam National Geographic Theater in Davenport on Saturday, March 16, 6:30 pm, and at the Garfield Theatre in Cincinnati on Saturday, March 23. 4 pm and 7 pm. It will also run on PBS stations.
Based on a play, Sons & Daughters of Thunder tells the unforgettable true story of the beginning of the end of slavery in America. In 1834, eighteen days of student-sponsored debates were held at Lane Seminary in Cincinnati, OH, (this is the segment filmed at the Jenny Lind Chapel). This shocking oratory sparked intense controversy and awakened a young Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) to the realities of slavery. Fourth Wall Films is an award-winning and Regional Emmy® nominated independent film and video production company, formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in the Quad Cities.
The Jenny Lind Chapel is a ministry of the Northern Illinois Synod.