Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Racial Equity on Film

The Racial Equity and Inclusion Series starts tomorrow night at the Capitol Theatre in Cleveland’s Gordon Square neighborhood. The free film series begins at 6:30 p.m. with “Queen and Slim.” In this drama, a black man and woman on their first date somewhere in Ohio become fugitives after the man kills a police officer in self-defense.

Although admission is free, a $5 donation is suggested. A post-film discussion will take place down the street at XYZ the Tavern with free food and a cash bar. 

The other films in the series are “Always in Season,” which will be shown on April 14, and “Just Mercy” on May 13. 

“Always in Season” looks at the history of lynching through the true story of Lennon Lacy, a black teenager found hanging from a swingset in North Carolina in 2014. “Just Mercy” is based on a true story and stars Michael B. Jordan as a defense attorney fighting for his client’s life while battling racism.

Both of those films will also be screened at 6:30 p.m. followed by a discussion at XYZ the Tavern. Advance tickets for the series are available at the Capitol’s box office or online.

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