African-American Film Festival: The Great Debaters

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African-American Film Festival: The Great DebatersKravis_Center_635x424Kravis Center for the Performing ArtsKRAVIS @ HOME"The President's Own" United States Marine Band
February 15, 2022 to February 15, 2022
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Host: William “Bill” Nix

Based on a true story, THE GREAT DEBATERS stars Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and Nate Parker. Set in the 1930s, this film relates the struggles of an all black college debate team to gain equality against their white counterparts at a time when Jim Crow laws were in effect and African-Americans feared for their lives everyday. Led by Coach Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington), these underdogs rise above insurmountable odds to achieve victory. (2007, 2 hours 6 minutes)  (Rated PG-13)

The film will be preceded by an engaging introduction and followed with a question and answer session moderated by Mr. Nix.

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