On April 27, Atlanta’s Morris Brown College hosted a national premiere of the documentary “Restoring Tomorrow” to launch a campaign to restore Fountain Hall. The national historic landmark built in 1882 once housed the office of civil rights activist and historian W.E.B. Du Bois.
Parallel to the uncertain future of Fountain Hall, “Restoring Tomorrow” chronicles the uncertain future of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles and then its revitalization.
“It is one of the grandest movie sets ever created, but it’s a temple,” director Aaron Wolf told Lois Reitzes on “City Lights.” “And it’s been there for close to 100 years, but it was falling apart because it was not built to last. It was built to be a thing of awe and beauty that wasn’t necessarily sustainable.”
Wolf said filming this documentary about the restoration of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple also helped him to become “personally restored.”
He said he wants to give this experience to other communities, starting with Fountain Hall.
“Restoring Tomorrow” will play at the Regal Tara Atlanta Cinemas through Thursday.