Friday, August 18
Come and celebrate our theatre’s namesake and renowned film director, Clarence Brown, as we kick-off the 50th anniversary of the Clarence Brown Film Festival dedicated to highlighting some of his most acclaimed films. Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, Clarence Brown used the engineering skills he gained at UT to make significant contributions to the film industry. His illustrious film career spanned the silent era into the Golden Age of Hollywood. He never forgot Knoxville and its due to his generosity that the Clarence Brown Theatre not only exists but continues to thrive today.