UT To Screen Film As Part of Africa Semester

An award-winning film, whose screenwriter is a scholar-in-residence at the University of Tennessee this year, will be shown on campus, Tuesday, April 29.

“Everything Will Be Fine” will be screened at 6 p.m. in Hodges Library Auditorium. The event is part of UT’s Africa Semester.

Prior to the showing, Angelina Maccarone, the film-s director, will lecture on “Hollywood and Its Others: Minorities and the Mainstream Form” at 4 p.m., followed by a reception.

Dr. Fatima El-Tayeb, the screenwriter, is a scholar-in-residence in the UT modern foreign languages and literatures department.

The film, which won the Audience Award at the New York Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in 1998, is in German, with English subtitles. The comedy-s plot revolves around romance and provides commentary on race and class.

Maccarone studied literature and film at the University of Hamburg in Germany.

El-Tayeb is a historian and graduate of the University of Hamburg. She is the author of a book on the history of blacks in Germany and was named a Copeland Research Fellow at Amherst College in 2002 for her research on transnational identity among European ethnic minorities.