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Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963. Photo: Warren K. Leffler, courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Eyes on the Prize and the Release of True South

February 25, 2017
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Join us as we honor the thirtieth anniversary of Eyes on the Prize with a special daylong screening, followed by a roundtable with activists, storytellers, and documentarians.

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Eyes on the Prize Screenings: Awakenings, Mississippi: Is This America?, Bridge to Freedom

February 25, 2017
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Screenings of the first three episodes in Eyes on the Prize. Part of Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Eyes on the Prize, a daylong event sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

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Eyes on the Prize: Panel Discussion: True South

February 25, 2017
2:00–3:00 p.m.

A panel discussion of filmmakers celebrating the release of True South and the 30th anniversary of Eyes on the Prize.

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Eyes on the Prize Screenings: The Time Has Come, The Promised Land, Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More

February 25, 2017
3:00–6:00 p.m.

Screenings of the final three episodes of Eyes on the Prize. Part of Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Eyes on the Prize, a daylong event sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

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Film: The Trans List

March 4, 2017
6:00 p.m.

In this documentary (Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2016, 57 min.), transgender Americans share their diverse experiences in their own words. Sylvia Rivera Law Project facilitates a post-screening conversation in honor of Women’s History Month, with writer Kate Bornstein and DJ and philanthropist Lina Bradford, both subjects from Greenfield-Sanders’s portrait project that accompanies the film. 330 free tickets at the Admissions Desk at 5 pm.

Film: The Cup Reader and Pioneer High

March 4, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn-based filmmaker Suha Araj shares two short films about resilient Palestinian women. A fortune-teller named Warde translates as multiple generations rhapsodize about love in The Cup Reader (2013, 12 min.), and Pioneer High (2014, 10 min.) follows a student who starts a revolution by disobeying a dress code she doesn’t understand. 25 free tickets at the Admissions Desk at 6:30 pm.

Screening: Brown Girls

March 4, 2017
8:00 p.m.

Catch the Brooklyn premiere of the anticipated new web series Brown Girls (Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey, 2016). The series follows two women from completely different backgrounds—Leila, a South Asian–American writer, and Patricia, a black American musician—and their powerful friendship. Followed by a talkback with the creators. 330 free tickets at the Admissions Desk at 7 pm.