All films will be presented at SUNY Delhi, Sanford Hall (Rm 250) at 5 pm unless otherwise indicated. Parking for off-campus guests at the Bush Lot. Free and open to the public.
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. Riana Goren, an analyst at the Center on Extremism, a project of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), will discuss current activities of hate groups in upstate New York and nationally – and what we can do to counter them.
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. We’ll discuss the film – and what it means for us in upstate NY – with Samantha Howell of the NY Civil Liberties Union, recently of NY Prisoners Legal Services.
3/22/18: Little White Lies @ Andes Public Library, 5:30 pm
Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz’s story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity — despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family’s explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different. Conversation led by Christina Hunt Wood, social activist and visual artist & Bobby Outterson-Murphy, Reverend at The Delhi United Ministry.
3/25/18: Get Out, 2017 | R | 1 hr 44 min*
Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. Genre: Comedy, horror, mystery and suspense.
4/19/18: Brothers of the Black List @ Andes Public Library, 5:30 pm
September 4, 1992: An elderly woman in a small town in upstate New York reports an attempted rape by a young black man who cut his hand during the altercation. While looking for suspects, police contact officials at SUNY Oneonta, a nearby college, and a school administrator reacts by handing over a list of names and residences of 125 black male students. For the next several days, those students are tracked down and interrogated by various police departments under a presumption of guilty until proven innocent. Christina Hunt Wood to lead the discussion following the film. Wood is an visual artist and activist living in Delhi, NY.
4/21/18: Awareness Workshop with Marieke van Woerkom | 9-12 pm
Marieke van Woerkom, program director, facilitator, and educator at Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, has designed, implemented and supervised hundreds of trainings, dialogues and related programs that raise awareness, promote understanding and empower diverse groups of people to make positive change in their own lives and that of their communities. More details coming soon…
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.