Capri: Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power

Showings

Capri Theater Thu, Feb 2, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Films @ the Capri
Release Year:2022
Runtime:90 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Rating:NR
Print Source:Greenwich Entertainment
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCE-keWeTd0
Tags:Documentary
Black Perspectives
Politics
Activism
Cast/Crew
Director:Sam Pollard
Geeta Gandbhir
Executive Producer:Jeff Skoll
Diane Weyermann
Fred Grinstein
Linzee Troubh
Producer:Anya Rous
Jessica Devaney
Dema Paxton Fofang
Cinematographer:Viridiana Lieberman
Screenwriter:Dema Paxton Fofang
Editor:Henry Adebonojo
Composer:Kathryn Bostic

Description

SHOWING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 AT 7PM | IN PERSON AT THE CAPRI THEATER

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

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 or enter it as a promo code during checkout.

Post-screening community discussion guest to be announced.

About the Film

The passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 represented not the culmination of the Civil Rights Movement, but the beginning of a new, crucial chapter. Nowhere was this next battle better epitomized than in Lowndes County, Alabama, a rural, impoverished town with a vicious history of racist terrorism. In a town that was eighty percent Black but had zero Black voters, laws were just paper without power. This isn’t a story of hope but of action. Through first person accounts and searing archival footage, Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power tells the story of the local movement and young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers who fought not just for voting rights, but for Black Power in Lowndes County.


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