Racial Equity & Inclusion Film Series

Cleveland Cinemas and the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization will present the third-annual Racial Equity & Inclusion film series this spring.

Starting in March and continuing through May, 2019 films that focused on race and racism will screen at the Capitol Theatre, followed by refreshments and discussion at XYZ Tavern.

Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation, with snacks and a cash bar at XYZ after the films.

All films begin at 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, March 11th – Queen & Slim

2019, Directed by Melina Matsoukas

SUMMARY: A couple’s first date takes a terrifying turn when a police officer pulls them over. Starring Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith, this sleek, heart-pounding drama, which was partially filmed in Cleveland, has been described as a reframing of Bonnie & Clyde as a story about blackness in America.

Tuesday, April 14th – Always in Season

2019, Directed by Jacqueline Olive

SUMMARY: This tragic documentary tells the story of African-American teenager Lennon Lacy, who was found hanging from a swingset in North Carolina in 2014. Lacy’s death was initially ruled a suicide, but it was later believed that he was lynched. The documentary traces America’s gruesome lynching history as it follows Lacy’s mother’s pursuit of justice. Director/producer Jacqueline Olive will attend the screening and the discussion afterwards.

Wednesday, May 13th – Just Mercy

2019, Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

SUMMARY: Civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan), who authored a bestselling book by the same name, works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner (Jamie Foxx) in this stirring adaptation.