The 15 Screening Schedule

The 15 SCREENING SCHEDULE

All Films Screening @ Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando St., Memphis, TN 38126

 

Fruitvale StationJune 15: Fruitvale Station – The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Screening Time: 8:30 PM

Screening Guest: Official Black Lives Matter Memphis Chapter

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VergeJune 22: Verge Memphis Documentary –  A Memphis Made Film highlighting the journeys of 7 Indie Memphis Artists building their careers on the back drop of the music scene in the legendary city of Rock and Soul.

Screening Time: 8:30 PM

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The InvadersJune 29: The Invaders – Inspired by militant black leaders like Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael, a new, radicalized generation of civil rights activists made up of young college students, Vietnam vets, musicians, and intellectuals emerged in Memphis in 1967. The Invaders espoused Black Power and, when pushed, did not limit themselves to non-violence. Prichard Smith uncovers the history and significance of the often- overlooked group, detailing their surprising behind- the-scenes involvement with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the pivotal days leading up to his assassination.

Screening Time: 7:00 PM

Screening Guests: Invaders Members –  Dr. Colby Smith, Calvin Taylor, John Gary Williams, Chikita Smith, Juanita Thornton, Roy Turks, John Bowen

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HallellujahJuly 6: Hallelujah – Filmed in Tennessee and Arkansas and chronicling the troubled quest of a sharecropper, Zeke Johnson (Haynes), and his relationship with the seductive Chick (McKinney), Hallelujah was one of the first all-black films by a major studio. It was intended for a general audience and was considered so risky a venture by MGM that they required King Vidor to invest his own salary in the production. Vidor expressed an interest in “showing the Southern Negro as he is” and attempted to present a relatively non-stereotyped view of African-American life.

Screening Time: 7:00 PM

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orange-mound-filmJuly 13: Orange Mound, Tennessee: America’s Community – The film celebrates Orange Mound, a centrally located historical community in Memphis, TN. Orange Mound is the first community established by African Americans where they could build and own property.

Screening Time: 8:00 PM

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The Pricess and the Frog July 20: The Princess and the Frog – This Disney Classic, the first to feature a black Princess, is a modern day retelling of the classic story “The Frog Prince”. The Princess and the Frog finds the lives of arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana crossing paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician and Tiana, following suit, upon kissing the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams.

Screening Time: 7:00 PM

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We Carry KevanJuly 27: We Carry Kevan’s Film “The View From Here” -This was what Kevan told himself when the idea came together in 2015 to backpack across Europe… as the backpack. After all, the 30-year-old ginger had never been out of his wheelchair for more than a few hours, let alone overseas, in a foreign land. So, as plans came together for the trip, he enlisted the professional cinematic skills of friend, Luke Thompson. He also committed his thoughts to a journal, logging the development and eventual fulfillment of the dream. With help from their creative community, Kevan and Luke are producing a novel and documentary respectively, regaling their story of seven friends who explored France, England, and Ireland in the summer of 2016.

Screening Time: 7:00 PM

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Entre NosAugust 3: Mid-South Immigrant Advocacy Presentation of Entre Nos -A story based on facts which offers a fresh take on the issue of new immigrants in the United States. Mariana totes her two children from Colombia to reunite with her husband in Queens, New York. Her life is devastatingly turned around when her husband abandons the family. The woman and her kids have to fend for themselves in a foreign country. Mariana desperately searches for work. In the end, she resourcefully navigates a surprising avenue for making some money, the city’s recycling.

Screening Time: 7:00 PM

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Remember the TitansAugust 10: Remember the Titans – The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Screening Guest: Gene Robinson, III, Head Coach for Fairley High School

Screening Time: 7:00 PM

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butforthegraceAugust 17: But For The Grace – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed out that Sunday morning at eleven o’clock is the most segregated hour in America.  Decades later, the church still remains one of America’s most segregated institutions.  Although church-going Americans believe that all believers in Christ are part of an extended family, the concept is limited along racial lines.  Efforts for racial reconciliation within the church generally emphasize transformation of the heart, repentance and forgiveness.  Though these efforts are well intentioned, they often fall short of addressing the deep rooted issues of a segregated American church.

Screening Time: 7:00 PM

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100LivesPromoPic1 (2)August 24: 100 Lives – After the shooting death of a school teacher’s daughter makes her the 100th victim, he must decide how he and his community will deal with the violence that surrounds them and discovers that the greatest change that one can make towards peace is by changing the heart.

Screening Guest – Phil Darius Wallace, writer, director and star of the film

Screening Time: 7:00 PM

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higherlearningAugust 31: Higher Learning – John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood) has re-created the classrooms, frat parties, financial aid offices, rec. rooms, dorm rooms, track, field, and cafeterias of the modern college campus to tell three separate stories about three different people that are at once commonly experienced and uniquely their own.

Screening Time: 7:00 PM

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Scan 11September 7: Black Diamonds Blues City – For over half a century, organized baseball denied African Americans a chance to earn a living playing the game. In response, The Negro Leagues were created. These Negro League teams were very important community institutions, and nowhere were this more true than in the segregated South and in the city of Memphis. Black Diamonds, Blues City tells the story of The Negro Leagues and especially The Memphis Red Sox.

Screening Guest: Professor Steven J. Ross, Producer

Screening Time: 7:00 PM
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Fav 15 Main FlyerSeptember 14: Our September 14th “screening” will be the most unique of our series. From the mind of creative visionary and Memphian, Bertram Williams as our expert curator, we will host a night celebrating Memphis musicians, screening various music videos from local artists and include live performances from some of the artists.

Screening Time: 7:00 PM

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IANYNimageSeptember 21: Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Screening Time: 7:00 PM

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