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West Virginia STEM and the Arts Film Festival inaugural event comes to MU

The Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - West Virginia Alliance for STEM and the Arts (WV AllSTAR) in partnership with Marshall University and the Green Bank Observatory are co-hosting the inaugural "Reaching for the Stars: The West Virginia STEM and the Arts Film Festival" at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse and on Marshall University's campus beginning Thursday, Feb. 28 running through Saturday, March 2. Katherine Johnson

All events are free and open to the public,

tickets can be obtained from the Joan C. Edwards

Playhouse Box Office starting Monday, Feb. 25.

Another unique factor about the Festival is that four of the five films are made by women filmmakers, and two of the women filmmakers are local West Virginians (both award-winning) Deborah Novak and Diana Sole Walko.

Katherine Johnson shines in the well told and inspiring produced documentary "Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson" by Sole Walko.

For more information about the Film Festival, visit

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