Join us on Friday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. for a free screening of 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets. The screening will take place in Brown Hall, on the campus of Washington University.
The WU Film & Media Archive will be co-presenting the acclaimed documentary 3½ Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) with the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF). This emotionally riveting film examines the Jordan Davis case, in which a Florida man opened fire on a car full of African American teens for playing their music too loud. The Boston Globe notes, “Marc Silver’s moving and illuminating documentary 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets reveals a lot about what is wrong in the United States today and a little bit of what’s right.”
The parents of the slain Jordan Davis will be in attendance for a Q & A after the screening. The film will kick off the Human Rights Documentary Sidebar at SLIFF, which will provide free screenings of films dealing with social justice.
Co-presented by the WU Film & Media Archive and Cinema St. Louis as part of the Henry Hampton Minority Documentarian Series, the screening is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1639222832995726/
Saturday, November 7, 9:00 p.m.: Free screening of Rawstock at The Stage at KDHX (3524 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103)
Do you know the difference between a dove and a cockatoo? How about when to use a colon or a semicolon? Are you afraid you just don’t fit in? Find out the answer to these questions and more as the WU Film & Media Archive and SLIFF co-present Rawstock, a free program celebrating the educational films of yesteryear. Settle in with your friends for a relaxing night of drinks, kitsch, and nostalgia, all projected in old-fashioned 16mm.
Co-sponsored by the WU Film & Media Archive and Cinema St. Louis, the event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/546535252176300/
Join us on Sunday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. for a free screening of Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis. The screening will take place in Brown Hall, on the campus of Washington University.
In 1965, the historic Selma march known as Bloody Sunday was a turning point in the civil rights movement. During the march, John Lewis—then a young student, now a revered U.S. congressman—co-led peaceful protesters seeking voting rights for African Americans in the South. Coming face to face with a wall of club-wielding Alabama state troopers, Lewis maintained a steadfast, nonviolent stance. Hours later, televised images of the ensuing assault shocked viewers across the nation. Get in the Way is the first biographical film about Lewis, a respected legislator and elder statesman who continues to practice nonviolence in his unwavering fight for justice.
John Lewis will be in attendance for the screening, as will the film's director, Kathleen Dowdey. Co-sponsored by the WU Film & Media Archive and Cinema St. Louis, the event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/456613241188855