Don’t miss the screening of the Oscar nominated documentary, 13th, on Friday March 10th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. From director Ava DuVernay (Selma), the 13th explores the history of the relationship between race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. Watch the trailer
The film’s title refers to the 13th Amendment which outlawed slavery, but left open the possibility of slavery as a punishment for a crime. DuVernay’s film takes us from the convict leasing of poor freedmen after the Civil War, to the era of Jim Crow and lynchings, to the war on drugs that disproportionately punished blacks, to the present day of the prison industrial complex with prisons again disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
Admission is free and hot beverages and discussion opportunities are included.
Released on October 7th by NetFlix it has been awarded the Critics’ Choice Documentary Award Best Political Documentary, More
Here’s what the reviewers have had to say about this film: