Every Sunday, from 05/01/2022 to 05/22/2022, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Beloved Community Film Series
In May, the Beloved Community Commission will present a series of three movies that depict different eras in the ongoing struggle for equality in America. Each of these films is a theatrical movie that deals with a serious theme:
May 1 – “Harriet” tells the story of Harriet Tubman, an enslaved woman who escaped from captivity and then risked her own freedom to work as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, leading other enslaved people to freedom.
May 15 – “Selma” tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s campaign for voting rights in Alabama, which culminated in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. That same year, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the historic Voting Rights Act.
May 22 – “Just Mercy” is a film adaptation of attorney Bryan Stevenson’s memoir about working on behalf of Death Row inmates during the 1980s. It chronicles the story of Walter McMillian, who was convicted and sentenced to die for a murder he did not commit.
The movies will be screened at 3 p.m. in the Roe Library. A facilitated discussion will follow the presentation. While these are theatrical movies, not documentaries, they each deal with important and difficult themes, and all are rated PG-13.