Culver City High School Senior Creates Film About Culver City History

Katherine Maxwell - Culver City Historical SocietyAre you interested in the history of Culver City? Do you wonder why our city is called “The Heart of Screenland”?

Come to a special film screening of “History is Gold: An Oral History of Culver City” on Saturday, October 9, in the Culver City Historical Society’s ARC (Archive and Resource Center) in the back of the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City.

The filmmaker is Culver City High School senior Katherine Maxwell, who has been a Culver City Girl Scout in the same troop for 12 years. Maxwell is a fourth-year film major at Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA). She directed and edited the ten-minute oral history film during the summer to complete her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. The screening of the film is the culmination of the Gold Award project, which took over 70 hours to complete. The film includes an “all-star” cast: Julie Lugo Cerra (City Historian), Bill Wynn (filmmaker), Martha Sigall (inker/painter in animation for over 50 years) and her husband Sol, Howard Zager (Culver City High School teacher for 36 years), and Culver City residents Marce Kelly, Scot Kelly, and Marge Brownstein. There will also be special appearances by characters from Warner Bros’ Looney Tunes films!

The movie will be shown every half-hour from 3 to 4:30 pm, and includes a “Q & A” with the director.

Admission is free.

“History is Gold”: A History of Culver City, CA by Katherine Maxwell
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