Film - Do the Right Thing
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Tuesday February 23
5:30 PM  –  8:30 PM

Black Film Festival 2016 :: A Juxtaposition of Black Cinema and American Social Justice 

Please join us for our 2016 Black Film Festival. Each FREE film will have a discussion with a prominent community leader, refreshments, and great conversation. The discussion will be academically formed and be strategically designed to highlight each film’s commentary on specific social justice issues, cultural significance, and/or directorial and cinematographic significance.

Do The Right Thing

Community Conversation led by former Councilwoman Attica Scott on social justice issues raised in the film and how those issues relate to our current environments.

Attica Scott is a Community Coach with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) which is a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. She also serves on the CHR&R Health Equity Work Group.

 

Attica served as the District 1 representative to Louisville Metro Council from 2011-2014 and served as Chair of the Ad Hoc Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund Committee and Vice Chair of the Ad Hoc Vacant Properties Committee. She was a member of the Labor & Economic Development Committee, Public Safety Committee and Sustainability Committee.  She was an Adjunct Faculty member at Jefferson Community and Technical College (from 2013-2015) where she taught  a course on “Achieving Academic Success” and was an Adjunct Faculty member at Bellarmine University from 2009-2011 where she taught courses on “Social Networking for Social Justice,” “Economic Recovery and Global Justice,” and “Labor Unions and Community Organizing.” She served as Coordinator of Kentucky Jobs with Justice from 2004-2012 and is a consultant to local, regional and national groups on issues of diversity, strategic assessment and planning and conducting difficult dialogues.

 

FILM SYNOPSIS

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT2al2t2jnU

When: Tuesday - February 23rd @ 6:00PM (Doors open @ 5:30PM)

Where: The Bond Auditorium @ the Muhammad Ali Center - 144 N. 6th Street 

RSVP Required

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