KILLER BEES - Community Connections


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Mon, Dec 3, 2018 7:30 PM


Community Connections           
Sponsored by Humanities NY, NEA, and Stu & Ginger Polisner
Produced by Shaquille O’Neal

Monday, December 3 at 7:30pm
Members $11 | Public $16
Includes reception and discussion with Directors the Cummings brothers
A championship high school basketball team provides pride, tradition, and hope for an African American community struggling to survive in the middle of one of the wealthiest communities in America- the Hamptons.
Killer Bees tells the story of the legendary basketball team from Bridgehampton High School that defies stereotypes of The Hamptons. Led by their inspirational coach, Carl Johnson, the Bees prepare to defend their state championship. The fighting spirit they display on the court has become a symbol of hope for a historic African-American community struggling to survive racial discrimination, gentrification and absurd incoming inequality in one of the wealthiest districts in the country. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. (USA, 2018, 85 min., TV-PG, English | Dir. Benjamin & Orson Cummings)

New York Times Critic's Choice Award - “… [Killer Bees] uses the drama of basketball to tell a deeper story about race, class, and the excitement and heartache of young lives careening toward adulthood.” – The New York Times

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sponsored by:

National Endowment for the Arts