Things Never Said (2014, 111 min.) An aspiring poet in an abusive marriage reignites dreams deferred and gains confidence and a new love. This film is suited for an adult audience 18 years and older. Writer and director Charles Murray will be present for a discussion following the screening. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
A CONVERSATION WITH ED LEWIS: THE MAN FROM ESSENCE
Ed Lewis, one of four founders of ESSENCE magazine, will discuss why they wanted to give Black women a "voice," and laud the various facets of their beauty, intelligence, and passions. He will share the journey and provide his perspective om the modern "beauty culture" as it relates to Black women. The program will be moderated by Kathleen McGhee Anderson, writer of television, stage and film. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
THE FUNNY OF LOVE AND ROMANCE
Four hilarious and critically-acclaimed comedians will riff on love and romance: Yvonne Orji, Daheli Hall, Ayana Hampton, and Kimrie Davis. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
EYES ON THE PRIZE: BRIDGE TO FREEDOM (1995, 60 min) Creator/director - Henry Hampton
March 25, 1965 marked the conclusion of the three-day, 54 mil march Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and thousands of others took, beginning at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. They marked from Selma to Montgomery in protest of the unfair and unjust voting practicies in Alabama and throughout the South. Weare commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March with a screening of this documentary. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
CONVERSATION WITH ANN M. SIMMONS - IN HONOR OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Ann M. Simmons' career as a journalist spans more than two decades and includes newsgathering experiences across Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East. Some of Ms. Simmons' journalists post include writing for TIME magazine and The Miami Herald, news reporter for the Moscow Bureau of TIME and THE LOS ANGELES TIMES Bureau Chief in Nairobi and Johannesburg. She has covered several of the world's most important stories: the end of the USSR, the U.S. Embassy boming in Kenya, the war in Iraq, and Hurricane Katrina, among others. Please joine us as she shares what it is like to travel the world as one of the very few black and female correspondents. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
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