Liberty Hall Presents “Bernie”

Liberty Hall Presents “Bernie”

Special Guests, Carthage’s District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson, and Kay Baby Epperson, a Carthage Citizen Who Appears in the Film Will Be Present

TYLER- This Thursday, May 23 Liberty Hall in Tyler will show the East Texas inspired movie  “Bernie,” directed by Richard Linklater. In the film Bernie Tiede, played by Jack Black, a chubby undertaker, is someone who takes pride in his work. In a series of interviews with townspeople, mixed with flashbacks, follow Bernie as he moves to the small East Texas town of Carthage, where old ladies adore him. There he befriends a wealthy, yet mean-spirited widow named Marjorie Nugent, played by Shirley MacLaine. The two become close companions in both daily routines and expensive vacations. As time goes by Marjorie changes from sour and alone to happy with Bernie; then she gets extremely possessive. What will sweet Bernie do?

Before the movie starts Liberty Hall will host special guests, Danny Buck Davidson, Carthage’s District Attorney and Kay Baby Epperson, a Carthage citizen who appears in the film. They will share some of their insights and experiences from the actual occurrences depicted in the film.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and movie starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at or at the door for $7.

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