“The Beecher Terrace Story” Film Premiere
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Please join Filmmaker Lavel D. White, Mayor Greg Fischer, other Civic Leaders and former Beecher Terrace Residents for the premiere of “The Beecher Terrace Story”.
About The Beecher Terrace Story
The Beecher Terrace Story was filmed and produced by Lavel White of Blue Boi Entertainment. The documentary was developed at the request of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority to ensure that this historic apartment site’s important role in shaping the Russell neighborhood and the city is not forgotten.
Over the last several years, Louisville Metro Government, LMHA, Russell stakeholders and numerous other partners have been working to transform the Russell neighborhood. As part of this work, Beecher’s obsolete apartment buildings are being demolished to make way for a new energy-efficient, mixed-income community.
Since opening in 1939, Beecher Terrace has been home to thousands of families who were influenced by its strong sense of community. The Beecher Terrace Story includes interviews with several former residents and neighborhood stakeholders who articulate the community’s rich history through their personal stories and anecdotes. The film also highlights the changes that have taken at the site over the decades, and the important role Beecher Terrace is playing in the future of the Russell neighborhood.
About Lavel D. White, Director & Producer Blu Boi Entertainment, LLC
Lavel White of Blu Boi Entertainment is a director, producer and filmmaker who began his journey in community service after losing a friend to violence. White has produced other documentaries for the Louisville Metro Housing Authority including More Than Bricks and Mortar: The Sheppard Square Story and More Than Bricks and Mortar: Smoketown A New Beginning. He also produced ““We all We Got,” Hood 2 Hood, a documentary about violence and incarceration and the impact it has on the inner-city.
White has also worked as a production assistant and field producer on the Matter of Fact television show with Soledad O’Brien. Matter of Fact is currently creating TV segments about the Russell: A Place of Promise efforts in the transformation of the Russell neighborhood. The pieces have aired nationally, and are being produced by Soledad O’Brien Productions, Starfish Media and Hearst Television.
White is a graduate of the University of Louisville, where he majored in communications with a minor in Pan-African studies. His many clients have included the University of Louisville Theatre Arts Program, Coalition for the Homeless, Young Author’s Greenhouse and Dress for Success Louisville.
Event LocationLouisville Central Community Center, 1300 W Muhammad Ali
Louisville, KY, 40203