In Honor of the opening of the newest Smithsonian Museum! Cottage Grove is Hosting a Film Festival- African American Film A Place for All People! –
May 4 @ 5:30 pm - May 25 @ 5:00 pm
A film festival of works directed by African-Americans in conjunction with the exhibit will be held in May. Every Thursday at 5:30 pm, a film will be shown in the Reception Hall of the Community Center. Call 541-942-3828 for more details.
The African American story is one characterized by pain and glory, power and civility, enslavement and freedom. A Place for All People evokes the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression, philosophy, sports, and politics. In addition to profiling the long struggle to create the Museum, the building’s architectural design and its prominent location on the National Mall, the poster exhibit is a survey of the African American community’s powerful, deep and lasting contributions to the American story.
Films listed below:
MAY 4TH, 2017: MOONLIGHT (2016) (RATED R)
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
MAY 11TH, 2017: DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) (RATED R)
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
MAY 18TH, 2017: 13TH (2016) (RATED TV-MA)
An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.
MAY 25TH, 2017: SELMA (2014) (RATED PG-13)
A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
JUNE 1ST, 2017: THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD (2005) (NR)
A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford’s search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
I am pleased to announce that the City of Cottage Grove is sponsoring a film festival of works directed by African-Americans. Films will be shown every Thursday evening in May at the Cottage Grove Community Center. This festival is in conjunction with the historic poster exhibit, A Place for All People, which is celebrating the opening of the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture.