The 1937 film, part of the center’s Vintage Film Night series, is about two boys (played by Frank Coglan Jr. and Edward Arnold Jr.) who are in trouble with the law and decide to hide out by joining the Civilian Conservation Corps. The experience turns out to teach them responsibility, even though it’s a struggle.
Before the screening, historian Glory-June Greiff will provide an introduction to the film while discussing the corps. She will display some photos and artifacts from corps.
For several years Greiff has researched and written about the CCC, one of the earliest New Deal programs. “It left a huge legacy in Indiana, including the development of almost all of our state forests and about half of our current state parks,” she said.
Greiff came to know many of those who served in Indiana in the 1930s. She has also chronicled and photographed a large number of buildings and sites associated with the work the corps’ work.
Admission is $5, concessions $1. Info: www.gpacarts.org or 317-327-7135.