All films will be presented at SUNY Delhi, Sanford Hall (Rm 250) at 4 pm unless otherwise indicated. Parking for off-campus guests at the Bush Lot. Free and open to the public.
Black Panther (2018) | Sunday, October 21 at 4:00 pm
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Rated PG-13 | 2 hrs 14 min.
This month’s conversation will be led by Tileeyah Rogers and Jason Cash. Tileeyah is a student at SUNY Delhi pursuing an education career. She will graduate this spring. Jason is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Delhi and teaches literature, fiction, and composition.
BlaKkKlansman (2018) | Sunday, November 18 at 4:00 pm
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility by the department’s rank and file. Undaunted, Stallworth resolves to make a name for himself and a difference in his community. He bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.
Posing as a racist extremist, Stallworth contacts the group and soon finds himself invited into its inner circle. He even cultivates a relationship with the Klan’s Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace), who praises Ron’s commitment to the advancement of White America. With the undercover investigation growing ever more complex, Stallworth’s colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), poses as Ron in face-to-face meetings with members of hate group, gaining insider’s knowledge of a deadly plot. Together, Stallworth and Zimmerman team up to take down the organization whose real aim is to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
Comedy, Drama. Rated R | 2 hrs 15 min
Sorry to Bother You (2018) | Sunday, December 9 at 4:00 pm
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of “powercalling” that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius’ career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance artist and minimum-wage striver who’s secretly part of a Banksy-style activist collective. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company’s cocaine-snorting CEO Steve Lift (Armie Hammer), who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.
Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Rated R | 1 hr 45 min
Welcome to Shelbyville (2009) | Sunday, February 17 at 4:00 pm
A small town in the heart of America’s Bible Belt grapples with rapidly changing demographics. Longtime African American and white residents are challenged with how best to integrate with a growing Latino population and the more recent arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees.
Documentary. Rated PG | 1 hr 44 min
2017-18 Season Get Woke! Films and Events:
Little White Lie with special guest Director, Lacey Schwartz
Brothers of the Black List with special guests Director, Sean Gallagher and former SUNY Oneonta Admissions Counselor Sheryl Champin
Dear White People. Conversation led by SUNY Delhi students Roman, Sasha, and Tim
Klansville USA with Joyce St. George, Bobby Outterson-Murphy, and Christina Hunt Wood
13th with special guest Samantha Howell of the NY Civil Liberties Union
Get Out with Get Woke! co-organizers Bobby Outterson-Murphy and Christina Hunt Wood
Waking Up: A Racial Awareness Workshop with Marieke van Woerkom of the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
I Am Not Your Negro with special guest, Dr. Linnea Goodwin-Burwood, professor of history at SUNY Delhi
Artist Talk with Christina Hunt Wood: Confronting Racism in a Rural Community