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.
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.
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.
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.