Black History Month: A Celebration in Film presents "Cooley High"

February 16, 2017
6 PM

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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

In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and get falsely arrested in connection with stealing a Cadillac. We follow their lives through the end of high school and the dramatic end to their school year.

(1975, PG, 1h 47min)

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Free for members and children 17 and younger
$5 for nonmembers

Register by clicking the REGISTER button above, visiting the Museum Admission Desk, or by calling (916) 808-1182.

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