“Our Vanishing Americana,” a new documentary film that looks at disappearing bits of North Carolina’s past, will have its broadcast debut this week on the local public television affiliate. Produced by Mike Lassiter of Davidson and written and directed by Davidsonian Scott Galloway, “Our Vanishing Americana” airs (tonight) Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 26, at 9 p.m. on WTVI, Channel 42, in Charlotte.
The film is based on Mr. Lassiter’s 2006 photo book of the same name and focuses on the state’s old hardware stores, groceries, gas stations, pharmacies, barber shops, eateries and other disappearing places. It had its premiere last Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Gem Theatre in Kannapolis. One neighbor who was at the premiere noted that Davidson is among the subjects. “A must-see for everyone in town,” he said.
More information about “Our Vanishing Americana” is available on the web, ncamericana.com.
Nov. 24, 2009, Charlotte Observer, “Preserving Main Street mystique”