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Lights, Camera, Action! Norman Studios Exhibit & Programming

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Don’t miss this traveling exhibit that chronicles the story of one of the nation’s first motion picture studios to produce all African-American cast films. Learn how Jacksonville was at one time considered the “Winter Film Capital of the World,” what actors—you’ll be surprised—made their debuts, and why the film industry left Jacksonville for the west coast—Hollywood.

Stream and Borrow Free Movies

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Stream and download movies for free with your library card using Hoopla Digital or checkout DVDs at our library locations.

Never Let Up

“Never let up,” Mira Nair told  Nadia Ramoutar a fellow filmmaker located in Saint Augustine. These words ring in Ramoutar’s ears as she gets closer and closer to finding representation for "It’s Huge," a documentary she recently completed. “It’s a long journey from film to screen,” Ramoutar said and after talking with Nair she "feels less daunting.”

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