Emmy-winning filmmaker to speak at Lancaster CWRT on May 12
Join the Lancaster Civil War Round Table as they welcome Emmy award-winning filmmaker, historian and writer Robert Lee Hodge as their speaker on Thursday, May 12, 2011.
Rob is an internationally-known Civil War historian, speaker and reenactor and was featured in the best-seller “Confederates in the Attic” where he hosts author Tony Horwitz on an eclectic and memorable Civil War tour-de-force of historic sites. His is the face that you see on the cover of the book. Rob will be speaking about his perspective on the history of Civil War movies and show a few clips from his three favorite films of that genre. He will also draw from his own personal experiences of being an extra and a consultant on film sets like “North and South,” “Gettysburg,” Andersonville,” and a multitude of others. Most recently, he was featured in the National Geographic Channel’s documentary “Civil Warriors.”
He has written for many publications, such as The Washington Post, Historic Traveller and America’s Civil War. Rob has been involved in battlefield preservation since 1991 when he interned with the National Park Service’s Civil War Sites Advisory Commission. He has organized many battlefield preservation fund raisers for the purchase of endangered Civil War sites.
Rob will have his three award-winning documentaries: “Spotsylvania: The Clash of Lee and Grant at the Crossroads,” “Perryville: The Invasion of Kentucky,” and “Franklin: Five Hours in the Valley of Death” available for purchase.
The Lancaster Civil War Round Table will meet at the Lititz Public Library located at 651 Kissel Hill Road at 7:00 p.m. These programs are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the CWRT’s Facebook page.