Race, Film, and Reconciliation Film Series April 6-7
On April 6 and 7, the Hines Center, in partnership with the Justice and Peace Council at Christ Church Cathedral, the Alliance for Compassion and Tolerance, and Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, is pleased to present three films about race in American culture, followed by discussion on how they challenge viewers to think, believe, and live.
The films will span fifty years, from Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1968) through Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989), to Get Out (2017). Discussion after each will be led by Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor University and Writer-in-Residence at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. Dr. Garrett has won multiple teaching awards and written over 20 fiction and nonfiction books.
This event is meant to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1968, Dr. King commented that while our country had come a long, long way along the path for racial justice, it still had a long, long way to go.
These films and conversations at the Hines Center seek to look honestly at the road the United States has traveled and imagine ways the country might move into a new future together. Great films, like works of art, can engage and open viewers to new ways of seeing themselves and the world.
On Friday, April 6, the screening and discussion will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. On Saturday, April 7, there will be breakfast, a screening, and discussion from 9 a.m. to noon. The group will then have lunch (provided), and then have the third screening and discussion from 1:30-4:30 p.m., followed by a reception. Click here to learn more and get tickets.