April 19-29, 2018

Birth of a Movement — Free Screening 11/11

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:30 am
a/perture cinema Map it
Panel discussion to follow screening
FREE and open to the public

In partnership with a/perture cinema, we are proud to present this free screening of Birth of a Movement!

In 1915, African-American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith’s notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky (who created a new score and remix of the Griffith film), as well as numerous clips from the technically groundbreaking but racially astounding epic. Cinephiles, history buffs, and anyone interested in America’s tumultuous racial evolution will want to check this one out.

Join Jackie Alexander, Artistic Director at NC Black Repertory Company and Renata Jackson, Cinema Studies Faculty at UNCSA for the post film conversation.

This screening is both a first-come/first-served free event, no ticket required!