A Long Long Way: Race and Film, 1968-2018 is a three-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.
Oscar-nominated Get Out offers a gruesome alternative to Friday’s film. Covering similar territory (a young African American man meeting his white girlfriend’s parents), this film is rated R (for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references), and classified as a horror/mystery/thriller. Panelists will again explore themes related to race and film and our current culture.
Note: Those preferring not to watch the film may join the panel discussion at approximately 7:45 pm. A synopsis of the film is available here.
Korva Coleman, NPR (moderator)
The Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Howard University School of Divinity
Dr. Greg Garrett, Baylor University
Mr. Vann Newkirk, The Atlantic
- Free; Please register
- This event is now full. A limited number of tickets will be distributed at the Cathedral shortly before 6:30.
- February 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm