Continued this Sunday June 14th, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and O Cinema will work with Magnolia Pictures to make documentaries I Am Not Your Negro (June 7th), Whose Streets? (June 14th) and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (June 21st) available for free across eight of the Knight Foundation’s communities. These three films speak powerfully to systemic inequality and serve as blueprints for effecting change. Community partners in each city, which include Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose, and St. Paul will host virtual discussions about ways to support social justice and anti-racism in their communities. The films are being made possible thanks to the support of Knight Foundation, which has generously agreed to cover the rental fees for viewers.
Each film will be made available to view each Sunday, for free, during a 24-hour window.
Please register in advance to watch WHOSE STREETS? by filling out the below form to receive a secure link and password to view the film. The email with link and password will arrive in your inbox each Sunday at 1pm. This website will be updated each Monday for registration for the current film of the week.
We are also pleased to announce our collaboration with the Akron Urban League to present a series of film screenings and community discussions throughout the summer. The first discussion is prompted by the themes and ideas conveyed in the film, Whose Streets?
Stream WHOSE STREETS this Sunday and then join us Wednesday, June 17th at 7pm for a panel discussion with live Q and A presented in collaboration with the University of Akron's Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, The Akron Urban League and the Nightlight Cinema.
We thank our friends over at the O Cinema and Magnolia Pictures for helping bring this film series to the public. We also thank our founding funder The Knight Foundation for providing our audiences with the opportunity to see this essential documentary and covering the screening fees.
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