An Evening with Billy Field

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Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST
film projector

Old 16 mm film projector

The University of Alabama Ferguson Theater 751 Campus Dr, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487 Billy Field is one of the few human beings left on the planet who saw a rocket shoot across the sky (on November 30, 1954), crash through a lady’s roof, bounce off her radio and hit her on her buttocks, making her the only human being in the history of the world to ever be hit by a falling star. He was five years old. He grew up and went to Hollywood where he made films and wrote screenplays. He sold the story of the lady who got hit by the falling star to Twentieth Century Fox. He has been with the Honors College for over ten years and teaches screenwriting, film production ( and a history course called Reacting to the Past. He holds an MFA in Theater from UA.
Billy Field

Billy Field at film event

Billy is a founding member of the Tuscaloosa Civil RIghts Task Force. He has produced amazing works related to the Civil Rights story of Alabama, many of which will be featured during this event. Explore Billy’s fascinating work at: Please join us for a very special evening that will undoubtedly have an impact on you as we explore the messages in these films, and hear directly from the source about their significance in his own life.