"Together we must learn to live together as brothers or together we will be forced to perish as fools."
--The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King in "Where do we go from here: Chaos of Community"
Monday, December 12th: Spike Lee's "He Got Game"
Written and directed by Spike Lee, He Got Game tells the tale of Jesus Shuttlesworth, a top college basketball recruit who the Governor wants attending his alma mater that he release his father from Attica - imprisoned for killing his mother - to make it happen. The film "combines trenchant commentary with Spike Lee's signature visuals" and "bold urban landscapes, larger-than-life characters and red-hot visual pyrotechnics," as the politics of race and power are told through the relationship between one father and his son. Watch the trailer here.
Monday, February 13: Dream On
In an epic road trip, political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Following in the Frenchman's footsteps, Fugelsang speaks with fast-food workers and retirees, prisoners and entrepreneurs, undocumented immigrants and community organizers about their hopes, dreams, and daily struggles. Watch the trailer here.
Stay tuned for more Monday nights at the Movies announcements in 2017.
No charge for these events, everyone is welcome but registration is required to reserve your seat (and space is limited). Concession will be open but suggest you grab dinner first. Bonus points for bringing a friend who doesn't look or think like you do. (Bonus points, unfortunately, have no cash value but do make you feel warm and fuzzy... because boy does the world need more friends who don't look or think alike.)
Race to the Movies is part of The Village Square's ongoing Created Equal series, offered in partnership with Leon County and through the support of the John S. Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation of North Florida. It's our hope that movies can open hearts, then open real dialogue across divides in our community.