January 19, 2013

Documentary Film

Richmond Theater Fire documentary

Videographer and Richmond native Darryl Johnson has crafted a compelling documentary on the story of the Richmond Theater fire and its aftermath. Blending interviews with historians, authentic early nineteenth century images, and his own impressive footage, he weaves together a story of tragedy and redemption that shaped Virginia. This is a superb short film and introduction to this important historic disaster and I’m pleased that I could take part as an interviewee.

You can view it (for free!) at: http://vimeo.com/sceneclearlyfilms/theburning or view it in the embedded video below.


The Burning: The Richmond Theatre Fire of 1811 from Darryl Johnson on Vimeo.