CAS presents Ruby McCollum film

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 12, 2016

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Celebrity Artists Series will continue its “Mostly Mondays at the Movies” series with the film, “You Belong to Me — Sex, Race and Murder in the South.” The film will show on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

The film follows the case of Ruby McCollum, the wealthiest black woman in Suwannee County, Fla., who shot state Senator-elect Dr. Clifford LeRoy Adams on Aug. 3, 1952, in the heart of Jim Crow South. This bizarre murder case turned a light on the blind indifferences and humiliations of the old South. Sixty years later, the scars and divides of McCollum’s case are still felt in Live Oak, Fla.

After the screening, there will be a discussion with producer Jude Hagin.

Tickets are $3.50 in advance or $4 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Haas Center box office, 570-389-4409.

Partnering with On Screen/In Person, a Mid-Atlantic States independent film festival, the Celebrity Artist Series is showing six independent films accompanied by one professional involved in the film on Mondays or Wednesdays throughout the year.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.