Black History Month: A Celebration in Film presents "Selma"

February 7, 2017
6 PM


The film will be shown at the Central Library Galleria - 828 I Street.

For the past four years, the Crocker Art Museum has presented a Black History Month Celebration, which has become a major Sacramento event focused on African American history, art, and culture. In 2017, given this unique time of social change and exploration, the Crocker will collaborate with the Sojourner Truth Art Museum, the Sacramento Public Library, and Cine Soul of the Sacramento International Film Festival to present a film and discussion series examining the representation of black males on film. Join us for as we explore African American history and black perspectives on the big screen.

  • Opening Film: Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, 2014
    Tuesday, February 7, 6 PM (Location: Central Library Galleria) - Free for everyone

  • Film: Shaft, directed by Gordon Parks, 1971
    Thursday, February 9, 6 PM (Location: Crocker Art Museum) - $5 for nonmember adults / free for members and children 17 and younger

  • Film: Cooley High, directed by Michael Schultz, 1977
    Thursday, February 16, 6 PM (Location: Crocker Art Museum) - $5 for nonmember adults / free for members and children 17 and younger

  • Film: Get on the Bus, directed by Spike Lee, 1996
    Thursday, February 23, 6 PM (Location: Crocker Art Museum) - $5 for nonmember adults / free for members and children 17 and younger

The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's "Selma" tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.


(2014, Rated PG-13, 2h 8min)

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