Sunday, February 11, 2018

Black Lives Matter Movie Series at First Parish

Black Lives Matter Film Series at First Parish UU Church, Bridgewater

50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324

First Parish Social Justice Committee and co-sponsored with 
Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect

The fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.

Feb. 27 - 13th: 13th is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).

March 27 -  42:  In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

April 24 - Detroit: Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

May 22 -  I Am not Your Negro: Using the unfinished final manuscript of African-American writer and intellectual James Baldwin, this documentary from director Raoul Peck delves into the legacy of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers, and explores their impact on what it means to be black in America.

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