MOUNT VERNON — Rumors buzz of celebrity sightings around town as the film crew begins shooting the latest summer blockbuster hit. But what happens when the director yells, “Cut!” for the final time? After the lights go out and the celebrities go home, an army of talented individuals behind the scenes get to work to bridge the skills of artists and technicians to create what is seen and heard on the big screen.

One of those creative “behind the scenes” talents, Brian McCann, will visit the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County and share his insight at a free screening of his latest project, Marvel’s “Black Panther” (PG-13) Wednesday, July 25.

McCann will speak at 6 p.m. and the film will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the main branch, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.

McCann will share skills and techniques used by the digital artist that bring about movie magic that most may take for granted. He has worked on nearly 30 films including blockbusters from Marvel, DC and Disney. Students interested in pursuing a career in the field are encouraged to bring questions.

To learn more about his list of accomplishments visit:

The program is co-sponsored with the Friends of the Library and FOL President Steven Moore.

The program is free and open to the public. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Free popcorn will be provided.

For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), visit or email



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