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Film series continues with biopic ‘Ahead of Time’

POSTED: November 3, 2011 12:30 a.m.
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The life and career of Ruth Gruber, a pioneer journalist and humanitarian, are depicted in the biopic "Ahead of Time," directed by Bob Richman.

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The third film of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers series, "Ahead of Time," will screen Nov. 10 at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville.

The movie will start at 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception with the filmmaker.

Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for student and seniors. Tickets may be ordered online at www.theartscouncil.net or by calling the Arts Council at 770-534-2787.

"Ahead of Time," directed by Bob Richman is a biopic recounting the career highlights of Ruth Gruber, a pioneer journalist and humanitarian.

"Ruth Gruber was a feminist before the word was actually coined," Arts Council Director Gladys Wyant said.

After fleeing her native Brooklyn at an early age, Gruber became a dedicated academic, finishing her Ph.D. in Germany at age 20, the youngest person ever to complete such a degree, around the time she first observed a Hitler rally. Four years later, she was on foreign assignment for the New York Herald Tribune, reporting on the Nuremberg trials and turbulence in the Middle East. She was the first correspondent ever to take a Soviet Arctic voyage.

Richman uses rare archival footage and interviews of Gruber's acquaintances and their descendants.

Trailers for each film in the series may be viewed at the Arts Council's website.



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