Please join Magic of Cinema on Wednesday, June 5, at 7:00 pm in Maier Performance Hall for a film starring Regina King in an Oscar and Golden Globe-winning role. Director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) adapted the screenplay from a novel by Civil Rights activist and writer James Baldwin.
This feature-length, fictional film is set in 1970s Harlem and tells the story of Tish, a young, pregnant woman who fights for her best friend and fiancé, the artist Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt, after he is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Praised for its cinematic beauty and incredible performances, this movie highlights the triumph and pain of a black family working to create a future together and loving one another against the racism and criminal justice system that threaten to tear them apart. Along with King, this film stars KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Diego Luna, Dave Franco, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, and Brian Tyree Henry.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Shewa Dedeke, a writer, public speaker, and activist who uses vulnerability as her art form, and Nitasha Lewis, the coordinator for the Upward Bound program at Peninsula College, where she assists low-income and first generation students in succeeding in their precollege performance and higher education pursuits.
Tickets, which are $5 each, are available at the door. Peninsula College students are free.
For more information about the film, please visit the college’s website, or contact Dr. Helen Lovejoy at email@example.com.