By Kristen Coppola,
AETN next month will broadcast two documentary films by the Emmy-winning UA journalism Professor Larry Foley.
“Up Among the Hills,” Foley’s most recent documentary, will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 2 p.m. Dec. 9, 3 a.m. Dec. 10, and 3 p.m. Dec. 30 on public TV stations across the state. “The Art of Crystal Bridges” will be shown at 6: 30 p.m., Dec. 12 and Dec. 21; 4 p.m. Dec. 30, and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31.
The film, which is narrated by President Bill Clinton, is “about the history of Fayetteville and a tribute to John Lewis, who was known as Mr. Fayetteville,” Foley said.
Foley’s film premiered Oct. 19 at the “Light up the Night” gala and was screened at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival with Foley’s “The Art of Crystal Bridges” and “Growing Hope” the next day.
Foley began research for “Up Among the Hills” during the summer of 2010 and first began recording that fall.
The 56-minute documentary features all four seasons in Fayetteville and has scenes during the heavy snowfall in 2011, Foley said.
AETN will broadcast the two documentaries in January as well, but that schedule has not been released, said Darinda Sharp, director of communications for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences.
Journalism instructor Hayot Tuchiev and music professor James Greeson also worked on the film as an editor and director of photography and on score composition, respectively.