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: 8:30 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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