11/19/17: Brothers of the Black List, 2014 | NR | 1 hr 14 min
Brothers of the Black List tells the story behind the longest litigated civil rights case in American history. It all began in September 1992, when an elderly woman in Oneonta, New York reported that she had been attacked in an attempted rape by a young black male who cut his hand during the altercation. This led to a college administrator at nearby SUNY Oneonta giving the police a list of the names and residences of the 125 black men who attended the school. Police used this list to track down every black male in town, questioning them and demanding to see their hands.
Discussion led by Director Sean Gallagher and Sheryl Champen, former Admissions Counselor at SUNY Oneonta
12/10/17: Dear White People, 2014 | R | 148 min*
A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.
1/28/18: Klansville USA, 2015 | TV-PG| 52 minutes*
Investigate the reasons North Carolina, long seen as the most progressive state in the South, became home to the largest Klan organization in the country, with more members than all the other Southern states combined, during the 1960s.
2/18/18: 13th, 2016 | TV-MA | 1 hr 40 min*
An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.
3/25/18: Get Out, 2017 | R | 1 hr 44 min*
It’s time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
4/22/18: I Am Not Your Negro | PG-13 | 1 hr 33 min*
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, to be called Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. But at the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.