Wednesday, June 27

FOOD FOR THE SOUL AT THE BROOKS MUSEUM

Southern Foodways Alliance director John T. Edge and University of Mississippi filmmaker Joe York will present an exclusive screening of York's film "Above the Line: Saving Willie Mae's Scotch House" on Friday at 7 p.m. at The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

The film tells the story of the destruction of 91-year-old Willie Mae Seaton's award-winning Scotch House restaurant during Hurricane Katrina. In the past year and a half since the storm, a group of volunteers from the Southern Food Alliance, led by Oxford restaurateur John Currence, has worked to rebuild this New Orleans landmark.

The screening will be followed by a tasting of soul food provided by Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken and other local restaurants at the Brushmark restaurant.

Tickets are $10 for Brooks members and $20 for non-members. Advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be purchased online at brooksmuseum.org or by calling 901-544-6208.