There will be a screening of the film at The Princeton Garden Theatre,160 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Adapted from the acclaimed one-man play of the same name, written and performed by Mike Wiley, this film is the true story of the brutal death of Emmett Till, a black 14-year old from Chicago.
Till went missing shortly after stepping off the train in Money, Mississippi and his mutilated body was later found in a river. The film is a dramatization of the historic interviews and events surrounding the murder that journalist Ed Bradley called “a spark that ignited the civil rights movement in America.” (running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes)
Filmmaker Rob Underhill will Skype in for a post-screening Q&A.
Tickets for this event are free, but limited. Pre-ordered ticket holders will be seated first; available seats will be given to those without tickets prior to screening time.
This film screening is co-sponsored by the Baker Street Social Club, The Garden Theatre, the library and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.