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Films with BIPOC Focus

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The third Saturday of every month at 7:30-9p.m. Year round.

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Eva Patalas and Richard Waring are facilitating this series. Please watch the film on your own and join us for the discussion. This is not an expert-run group, but rather a facilitated group of movie-watchers interested in educating themselves .

September 23 - Little Big Man (1970) is an American Western film that follows the life of a white man who was raised by members of the Cheyenne nation during the 19th century and then attempts to reintegrate with American pioneer society. (Amazon)

October 21 - Watermelon Man (1970) - The story of an extremely bigoted 1960s-era white insurance salesman named Jeff Gerber, who wakes up one morning to find that he has become black. Written by Herman Raucher and directed by Melvin Van Peebles. (Amazon)

November 18 - Smoke Signals (1998) is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Chris Eyre from a screenplay by Sherman Alexie, based on Alexie’s short story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993). The film won several awards and accolades, and was well received at numerous film festivals. In 2018, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” (Amazon)

December 16 - Sorry to bother you (2018) - In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. Starting Lakeith Stanfield. Written and directed by Boots Riley. (Amazon)

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