How It Feels To Be Free

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Showings

Capri Theater Thu, Feb 3 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$5.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$5.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Films @ the Capri
Tags:Documentary
History
Music
Film/Media/TV
Black Perspectives
Women Directors
Women's Rights
Culture & Society
Release Year:2021
Runtime:113 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Yap Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2WkEy_uXoQ
Cast/Crew
Director:Yoruba Richen
Executive Producer:Michael Kantor
Alicia Keys
Lacey Schwartz Delgado
Mehret Mandefro
Elliott Halpern
Elizabeth Trojian

Description

SHOWING THURSDAY, February 3 AT 7PM | IN PERSON AT THE CAPRI THEATER

Capri Theater Address: 2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Capri Covid-19 Protocols

Tickets to First Thursday Films are now free for Northside residents (zip codes 55411, 55412, 55430). Northsiders will be asked to submit their zip code information at the door.

Post-screening community discussion with MSP Film Programmer Craig Laurence Rice and director Yoruba Richen to follow the screening.

About the Film

The inspiring story of how six iconic African American female entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.

As America underwent radical cultural change in the decades following the second World War, the battle for freedom of expression escalated on many fronts, and a generation of icons stepped into the limelight by publicly fighting for their rights on stage and screen—both as African Americans and as women. Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson, and Pam Grier were more than mere performers; they were trailblazing black women whose careers were defined by the barriers they broke and the audiences they reached. They forever altered the American ethos through their films, fashion, music, and politics, pushing through the racial and gender limitations of their era to redefine how black womanhood was seen and heard. From a turning point in each woman’s career, her impact reverberated out into the wider culture. How it Feels to Be Free traces that impact, appreciating that these performers are both unique individuals and part of a larger movement that shaped American attitudes about representation, beauty, and entertainment while bringing civil rights politics and activism to a wide audience. Together they laid the foundation for today’s generation of BIPOC performers and artists boldly claiming equitable representation in the entertainment world and society itself. (ITVS)


FIRST THURSDAYS @ THE CAPRI

Be @ the movies! Noteworthy films with good conversation that follows each screening on the first Thursday of every month. The series is presented by MSP Film, the Capri Theater, and the Minnesota Historical Society.

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