SOLD OUT!!! - STRONG ISLAND - With Oscar®-Nominated Director Yance Ford in person!

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1Mon, Feb 19 7:30 PM SOLD OUT!!!
 

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Black History Month


STRONG ISLAND

Oscar® -Nominated for Best Documentary


Monday, February 19 at 7:30pm

FREE with RSVP online at CinemaArtsCentre.org (Click "Buy Tickets" button for reservations)


With Oscar® -Nominated Director Yance Ford in person!

Discussion moderated with Renee Ortiz, Director of The Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding at Suffolk Community College


The forces of family, grief, and racial injustice converge in this powerful documentary exploring the murder of filmmaker Yance Ford’s brother.

In April 1992, on Long Island NY, William Jr., the Ford's eldest child, a black 24 year-old teacher, was killed by Mark Reilly, a white 19 year-old mechanic. Although Ford was unarmed, he became the prime suspect in his own murder. Director Yance Ford chronicles the arc of his family across history, geography and tragedy - from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death. It is the story of the Ford family: Barbara Dunmore, William Ford and their three children and how their lives were shaped by the enduring shadow of racism in America. A deeply intimate and meditative film, Strong Island asks what one can do when the grief of loss is entwined with historical injustice, and how one grapples with the complicity of silence, which can bind a family in an imitation of life, and a nation with a false sense of justice. (USA, 2017, 107 min., NR, English | Dir. Yance Ford | Produced by Joslyn Barnes and Yance Ford  | Executive Producers: Danny Glover, Susan Rockefeller, Tony Tabatznik, Michel Merk, and Laura Poitras)