Thanks to Mindy Mitnick for sharing this resource with me. There is a series of three movies which will be available for 24 hours, one movie per week for a three week period. There will be a virtual discussion on Monday June 8 at 7 p.m.
The first movie is I Am Not Your Negro. Here is the trailer/registration site: https://prod3.agileticketing.net/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=296906~163a5c15-c3ae-4635-ba12-bbe995cbeb29.
Here is the full announcement. MSP Film Society is honored to participate in a special 24-hour FREE virtual screening starting June 7 at 1:00pm!
Zoom Discussion with MSP Film Society Programmer Craig Laurence Rice and distinguished scholar and activist Dr. John Wright on Monday, June 8 at 7:00pm.
Starting June 7th, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and O Cinema will work with Magnolia Pictures to make documentaries I Am Not Your Negro (June 7th), Whose Streets? (June 14th) and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (June 21st) available for free across eight of the Knight Foundation’s communities.
These three films speak powerfully to systemic inequality and serve as blueprints for effecting change. Community partners in each city, which include Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose, and St. Paul will host virtual discussions about ways to support social justice and anti-racism in their communities. The films are being made possible thanks to the support of Knight Foundation, which has generously agreed to cover the rental fees for viewers.
In his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic James Baldwin’s unfinished book Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.
I intend to participate. I hope you can too.
James Street Referee of District Court Second Judicial District