ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Our December edition of Classic Black Cinema feature film Boycott will be preceded by a pre-cinema art talk and guided tour in our What We Ask Is Simple exhibition on 20th century protest. The film, talk and tour are included in your museum admission.

Schedule

  • 1:15 PM: Pre-Cinema Art Talk - What We Ask Is Simple (RSVP here)
  • 2:00 PM: Feature film - Boycott (RSVP here)

About the Art Talk

Gantt Center Collections & Exhibition Manager, Alexys J. Taylor, takes participants behind the scenes of our What We Ask Is Simple exhibition with a guided tour and talk about the work, which commemorates 20th century protest. Join us in the What We Ask Is Simple gallery for a closer look at some of the iconic moments that sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama and other key moments in America’s Civil Rights Movement.

Immediately following the talk, stay and view the movie Boycott, December’s feature in the monthly Gantt’s Classic Black Cinema series. Both events are included with your museum admission.

About The Film

(2001) Starring Jeffery Wright and Terrence Howard, Boycott tells the story of a pivotal time in the history of a young republic still bleeding from civil war. The famous mid-1950s bus boycott of Montgomery – which launched the modern American civil rights movement – is presented with restraint and an obvious commitment to truth over drama.

In connection with Black Cinema Sunday’s showing of Boycott we will offer a guided tour and talk in our What We Ask Is Simple exhibition. The guided tour and talk will begin at 1:15 PM and will leave from the Harper-Roddey Grand Lobby and is included in your museum admission.

About The Classic Black Cinema Series

The film series is designed as a vehicle to expose the community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years. The goal is to appeal to as diverse a population as possible and further the appreciation of Black cinema.

Curator and host, Felix Curtis, came to Charlotte from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area where he curated The San Francisco Black Film Festival and Black Filmworks, the annual film festival component of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, where he later served as Executive Director.

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