Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host a free screening of “The Georgia Guidestones Movie,” a documentary film about the Georgia Guidestones of Elbert County on July 21 at 2 p.m. in the museum’s M. Smith Griffith Auditorium.
The Georgia Guidestones are a granite monument near Elberton. The monument consists of six slabs of granite: one central pillar, four stones that form an outer circle and a capstone. The capstone, which is astronomically aligned, bears inscriptions in four ancient languages: Babylonian cuneiform, classical Greek, Sanskrit and Egyptian hieroglyphics. When translated, these inscriptions read: “Let these be Guidestones to an Age of Reason.” The four outer slabs are each inscribed with a set of 10 guidelines for mankind in eight modern languages.
A wealthy benefactor using the pseudonym R.C. Christian commissioned the structure in 1979, but his true identity is unknown.
“The Georgia Guidestones Movie” delves into questions about the creation and enigmatic purpose of the Guidestones: Who is R.C. Christian? Why does the monument exist? How did it come into being?
Director Mike Reser made it a priority to include Elbert County locals in this production, filming many people involved in the original creation and presentation of the monument. Paul Floyd, an Elbert County native and current Athenian, narrates the film.
Reser and Floyd will be in attendance and will host a Q&A session immediately following the film. The event is open to the public.
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton St., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see www.georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-GMOA (4662).