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Film Series

Seldom Screened Cinema: The Stony Road

October

Ghosts of Mississippi

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Monday, October 17, 6 p.m., Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

A drama depicting the final murder trial, in 1994, of Byron De La Beckwith, the white supremacist accused of the 1963 assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. Two earlier trials had ended in hung juries. Evers' widow and the assistant district attorney struggle to finally bring the murderer to justice.
130 minutes, Rated PG-13.

Neshoba: The Price of Freedom

Neshoba: The Price of Freedom (2008)
Monday, October 24, 6 p.m., Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

In 1964, a mob of Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers in the small Mississippi county of Neshoba – the infamous “Mississippi Burning” murders. This documentary tells the story of these three American heroes and the long struggle to bring their killers to justice in a place that is still dealing with the legacy of a violent and racist past.
87 minutes, Not Rated.

November

November films are presented as part of:
Moving Toward Liberation:"Freedom Riders" Exhibition and Events

Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders - The AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Film from PBS (2011)
Saturday, November 5, 1 p.m., Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s inspirational documentary is the first feature-length film to depict the Freedom Riders group of civil rights activists. Nelson chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.
120 minutes, Not Rated.

Rebels Remembered, Part One: Civil Rights Movement in Colorado

Rebels Remembered, Part One: Civil Rights Movement in Colorado (2007)
Monday, November 7, 6 p.m., Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

The civil rights movement of the 1960s in the Denver metro area brought about significant changes in employment, housing, voting, and education. Some do not know of the contributions of C.O.R.E. during the 1950s and 1960s.
60 minutes, Not Rated.

Rebels Remembered, Part Three: My Neighborhood School

Rebels Remembered, Part Three: My Neighborhood School (2007)
Monday, November 14, 6 p.m., Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Explores the last century of education change in the Denver area schools. My Neighborhood School traces the evolution through de facto segregation, bussing and white flight. Interviews reveal the forces at work on administrators, politicians, students, teachers and parents as our communities evolved.
60 minutes, Not Rated.

Soundtrack for a Revolution

Soundtrack for a Revolution (2009)
Monday, November 21, 6 p.m., Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

The American Civil Rights Movement through its music – the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in meetings, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. Features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists; archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders.
82 minutes, Not Rated.

Freedom Song

Freedom Song (2000)
Monday, November 28, 6 p.m., Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Starring Danny Glover, Freedom Song is a stirring chronicle of unsung small-town citizens who risked their lives to bring change at the grassroots level during the Civil Rights Movement.
150 minutes, Not Rated.

December

The Killing Floor

The Killing Floor (1985)
Monday, December 5, 6 p.m., Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

This story is one of the few accounts of the early 1900 migration of African Americans from the sharecropper laborers of the south to the industrial labor factories of the north. "The Killing Floor" retells the often brutal and violent beginnings of the U.S. Labor Movement through the eyes of a Southern black sharecropper who finds work in a Chicago slaughterhouse.
118 minutes, Rated PG.

When I Rise

When I Rise (2010)
Monday, December 12, 6 p.m., Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted black music student at the University of Texas, is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, emerges as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and headlines on stages around the world.
74 minutes, Not Rated.

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