This Friday at 7 p.m., as suggested by SURJ, we will be showing the film “Fruitvale Station”. See the Facebook event page at this link.
As always, it will be free. Please bring your own lawn chair (or other portable chair) for extra comfort. The movie is based on the story of Oscar Grant. From a New York Times article: “In the early hours of Jan. 1, 2009, Oscar Grant III, unarmed and lying face down on a subway platform in Oakland, Calif., was shot in the back by a white Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer. The incident, captured on video by onlookers, incited protest, unrest and arguments similar to those that would swirl around the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida a few years later. The deaths of these and other African-American young men (Mr. Grant was 22) touch some of the rawest nerves in the body politic and raise thorny and apparently intractable issues of law and order, violence and race.”
This film won "best movie" at the Sundance Film Festival. The film showing will be followed by a brief group discussion.
6 Locke St
Andover, MA 01810
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