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Mysterious Circumstance

"Mysterious Circumstance" Regional Premiere Screening with Q&A

Attend the regional premiere of "Mysterious Circumstance: The Death of Meriwether Lewis".
Don't miss this new film that covers a historic event that occurred at Grinder’s Stand on the Natchez Trace.

September 11, 2022; 7:00 PM

Brief Director Remarks Before the Film

Q&A Immediately Following  with
Clark Richey (writer, director), and Amye Gousset (lead actress & producer).


In 1809, Meriwether Lewis (of the famous Lewis & Clark duo) died of gunshot wounds at Grinder’s Stand on the Natchez Trace. Did he, as then-governor of the Louisiana Territory, commit suicide, as is widely believed? Or was his end far more sinister?

Entangled versions of the explorer and surveyor Lewis’ death at a remote Tennessee inn are imagined by his friend Alexander Wilson (Billy Slaughter, Mindhunter) during a tense encounter with Priscilla Grinder (Amye Gousset, The Card Counter) – the only witness to the American explorer’s final night alive.

The new historical thriller from writer/director Clark Richey brings together an award-winning cast and crew, including John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard), Sonny Marinelli (Entourage) and Evan Williams (Versailles) as Lewis, and took home both the Best Feature Award at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (Dubuque, Iowa) and the Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa, Florida) Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.