Series/Themes: Documentary, Historical Themes, Virginia Filmmaking
Film Year: 2015
Film Length: 50 min.
Director: Eduardo Montes-Bradley
Monroe Hill offers an unprecedented overview of President James Monroe’s first farm in Albemarle County, the cradle of the University of Virginia. Created with the assistance of student residents from U.Va.’s Brown College and painstaking research from the filmmaker, the documentary unearths the history of the last remaining structures of this late-18th-century plantation, serving as a silent witness to Monroe’s struggle as a farmer and politician. The film, featuring previously unseen footage, brings to light a significant period for the future president of the United States and of the nation itself. Introduction by Stephen Plaskon (U.Va.), and discussion with director Eduardo Montes-Bradley, Sara Bon-Harper, William Ferraro, Louis Nelson (U.Va.), and Dan Preston
Supported by U.Va. Brown College and U.Va. Office of the Dean of Students; Newcomb Centers & Services
UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater