RightsFest 2012 Features BDC Member Films
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Tribeca Cinemas, NYC
54 Varick Street
JESSE OWENS directed by Laurens Grant (Laurens will be present for Q&A)
Date: Thursday, Sept. 6, 7pm-9pm
preceded by a screening of THE 90TH MINUTE
JESSE OWENS (2012) delves beyond the sprinter’s stunning four-time gold medal performance at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. The film tells the story of the son of a sharecropper who triumphs over adversity to become a world champion, only to be confronted by the harsh realities of celebrity.
BLACK POWER SALUTE directed by Geoff Small (Gold medalist Tommie Smith and Geoff will be present for Q&A)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 8, 7pm-9pm
preceded by a screening of BLIND AMBITION
BLACK POWER SALUTE (2008) examines one of the most iconic sports images ever captured: the raised fists of two sprinters, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, as they receive their medals during the 1968 Olympics. With the world watching, this single gesture of courage forces the spotlight onto the harsh reality faced by Black Americans.
Location: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St, New York, NY 10013