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A Long Long Way: Race And Film – Saturday workshop

Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 3:00pm

A Long Long Way: Race and Film, 1968-2018 is a 3-part series exploring race and film through two critically acclaimed movies: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1968) and Get Out (2017).  Through Friday and Saturday evening screenings, and a Saturday afternoon panel, scholars, theologians, and film critics explore what each of these films say (and don’t say) about race.  

This afternoon workshop will explore in greater detail the two films, made nearly 50 years apart. Two hours of conversation among panelists and participants will more deeply interrogate stereotypes and tropes and compare the narratives in each film. In part, the goal of the workshop will be to prepare participants to watch the evening screening with greater attentiveness to questions of narrative and context.

This workshop will end at 5:00pm, offering a one-hour dinner break before the evening screening at 6:00pm.

Speakers

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary
Ms. Lenika Cruz, The Atlantic
Dr. Greg Garrett, Baylor University

  • Admission
    • Free; Please register
    • This event is now full
  • Dates Offered
    • February 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm