Join WHUT for a screening of the film Fate of a Salesman followed by a Q&A with the directors and film subjects.
The screening will be preceded by a performance from The Southern Gospel Singers.
Thursday, October 10, 7PM
At Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Fate of a Salesman examines America’s changing urban landscape through the lens of one store. In its 60th year of business, Men’s Fashion Center in Washington, DC is at the brink of closure, up against a tough economy and rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Salesman Willie Carswell, a Vietnam vet and recovering alcoholic, faces the fight of his life as he and his fellow salesmen struggle to keep the doors of
Men’s Fashion Center open. Just as the film’s title borrows from Arthur Miller’s play, “Death of a Salesman,” so does the film’s form. Shot much like a stage play, the drama unfolds within the same set. Amidst racks of pin-striped suits and feather adorned hats - the clothing of a bygone era - the characters struggle to come to terms with their vanishing way of life.
Howard University Television went on the air November 17, 1980 as WHMM. The station’s debut received considerable local and national attention as it was the first and only Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) member station licensed to and operated by a predominantly African-American institution, historic Howard University, Washington, DC.
The station’s signal reaches over 2 million households in the greater Washington metro area. WHUT has thousands of loyal viewers and donors who tune daily to its unique mix of PBS series such as NOVA, The American Experience, Sesame Street, and its original productions on local and national topics. Specials also highlight special events and renown speakers at Howard University, such as Cornel West, Toni Morrison and Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever. WHUT airs more than 3,500 hours of public affairs and educational programming each year. WHUT has won 13 Emmys, and numerous other awards such as the Telly, Aurora, and Cine Golden Eagle.
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