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Hi Sensible Cinema attendees,
This month’s film is a drama (not a documentary) based on a certain, little-known era of Black History in the South. This story centers around Black families in Bogalusa, Louisiana that had to rise up and defend themselves against racial tyranny.
I hope you can make it.
Sponsored by the UUSF Social Justice Council
Commemorating Black History Month
Deacons For Defense
Friday, February 16, 2018, 6:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Street @ Geary Boulevard
Inspired by the true story of Robert Hicks, the film Deacons For Defense directed by Bill Duke and starring Forest Whitaker offers a fictionalized story of the black citizens in Bogalusa, LA who took up arms to defend themselves against the KKK during the Freedom Summer of 1964.
Calling themselves the “Deacons For Defense” the film combines some of the real incidents of defense by the Deacons throughout the South. It summarizes, dramatizes and fictionalizes but it accurately portrays the courageous, constitutional role these men played in the civil rights struggle of the 1960’s.
Following the screening Michael Lyon, local civil rights and human rights activist, will give his insight of the Deacons For Defense movement of the South.
Free Admission (donations appreciated).
As usual, popcorn and other refreshments will also be available.
For more information please contact:
Melvin Starks (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Larry Danos (415-722-6480)