December 8 @ 2:00 PM: La Tercera Raíz (The Third Root) | $5 / Free for Members
(Feature music documentary, Duration: 63 minutes) Camilo Nu is a prodigious guitarist from Mexico who is propelled on a journey to search the roots of the traditional music of Veracruz know as Son Jarocho, a Mexican music that has been recognized as having Spanish and African influences.
Camilo travels through Southern Spain and North Africa to collaborate musically with the local genres in order to discover what similarities still exist, and as his journey gets further from home he is unexpectedly confronted with his own fragmented African heritage that he inherited through his absent father.
Camilo’s journey takes on a whole new meaning as he travels deep into the African roots of Son Jarocho and, inevitably, his own identity.
February 24, 2020 @ 1:00 PM: Grace Hartigan: Shattering Boundaries | $5 / Free for Members
Shattering Boundaries is a portrait of artist Grace Hartigan, a courageous and key figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement in American Art. Attendees are invited to see Hartigan’s work on display in Remaking the World: Abstraction from the Permanent Collection after the film.
March 12, 2020 @ 5:30 PM: 13th | Free Program
Join us for screening of 13th followed by a performance by Spoken Word Artist Cedric Hameed. The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. This program is free, however, tickets are limited.
Please note: Membership cards will not be accepted in lieu of tickets. Tickets are required and we encourage you to purchase them in advance. If tickets are still available on the day of the program, they may be purchased at the Box Office prior to your arrival at the Chao Lecture Hall.