Screens Special screening


Civil Rights Film Series

Amazing Grace
Dir. Stan Lathan (1974)

“Moms” Mabley is a cautious neighborhood woman in Amazing Grace, a devious comedy in which a politician’s agenda is thwarted by collective action. Joanne Bland, director and co-founder of the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute in Selma, Alabama, will speak about her experiences and participation in the movement. Amazing Grace will screen January 14 as part of a special Civil Rights series in honor of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month. Each Saturday at noon through February 25, Civil Rights activists will deliver speeches, produce plays, and show Civil Rights-era films. All films and discussions will be held at Martin Luther King Academy Auditorium, 3501 Martin Luther King Drive. Seating is limited. Call 223-8621, 481-0198, or e-mail to RSVP.

The return of ‘Wal-Mart’








If you missed the first run of Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 60 will show the documentary Friday, January 13, at the union hall, 7205 S. W.W. White Road at Loop 410.

Since your kids might not be enthralled with the tales of exploitation by the nation’s largest discount retailer, they can watch The Incredibles, which shows across the hall from the Wal-Mart screening.

Both movies are free and open to the public. Refreshments and popcorn will be provided. More information about the movie is available at

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