Cooper's Plantation Premiere

Local Talent Starring in Premiere
of Cooper’s Plantation During August 8th
Saturday, August 5, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m.,
on the grounds of the West Kentucky African American
Heritage Center, 6th and Morgan Street in
Russellville, activities will be underway for the premiere
of Cooper’s Plantation, the first in a miniseries shot on
location in Russellville and Auburn, Kentucky this summer. 

        The film project includes several hometown
people in major rolls as well as extras. Including
Christopher Gatewood, in the starring role and Chris
Holloman and Nancy J. Dawson in supporting rolls.  Dawson
is also serving as associate producer along with
Indianapolis based producer and director Lisa Maydwell. 
The film was shoot at the Bibb House and McCutchen Meadows
plantation.   Cast and crew from Bowling Green,
Hopkinsville and Nashville participated in the
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the cast and crew of the film will
be available for fans to meet and sign autographs.  Also,
the Kentucky State University Mobile Food Truck along with
Russellville Urban Gardening Project, Inc., and Slappy’s
Pizza and Subs restaurant will be serving samples of
garden-fresh squash pizza.          The
film will start at dusk.  Organizers are asking individuals
to bring their own lawn chairs. Food vendors will be on
site.  The outdoor film equipment has been supplied
courtesy of Post Oak Baptist Church.  The Old Courthouse
will serve as the rain location.  A second showing of the
film sponsored by the Russellville Urban Gardening Project,
(4-H Club) will be Sunday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m. at the
Logan County Extension Office. For more information contact
Dr. Nancy J. Dawson at