The Tallgrass Film Festival will present “Service to Man” on Sunday at the V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts at the Burford Theatre.
The film will be shown at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 each.
Inspired by a true story, “Service to Man” is set in 1967. It was filmed during the summer of 2015 in west Alabama.
The film features two main characters, Eli Rosenberg and Michael Dubois.
Rosenberg is accepted into only one medical school in the country — Meharry Medical College, an all-black medical school in Tennessee.
However, his life is in Brooklyn, New York.
For Dubois, there is only one school he will accept — Meharry Medical College, his successful father’s alma mater.
Both men are outsiders from completely different backgrounds who are forced to work together in the turbulent 1960s.
At odds from the very moment they meet, the men not only clash with each other, but they also battle the indecipherable mysteries of medicine, two warring professors and a student body warily distrustful of both of them.
Ultimately, it is on the day of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination that each man must answer: Is a physician a healer in service of self, or is their true calling “Service to Man?”
This information was provided by the V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts at the Burford Theatre.