A Raisin in the Sun
FRIDAY, July 6, 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, July 11, 10:00AM
* Special Screening for Students and SeniorsSouthwest Arts Center
* Registration Closed
915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331
Free and Open to the Public
This socially conscious drama about a struggling African-American family is the original movie version of Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning play. Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) is a strong, proud woman who has raised a family in a crowded apartment on the South Side of Chicago. Her son Walter Lee (Sidney Poitier) works as a chauffeur; intelligent and ambitious but impulsive and often angry, he desperately wants to get ahead in a world that offers him few opportunities. His wife Ruth (Ruby Dee) takes in laundry to help make ends meet and watches over their son. Younger daughter Beneatha (Diana Sands) is a college student who wants to become a doctor and often speaks of searching for her cultural identity. On the death of her husband, Lena becomes the beneficiary of a $10,000 life insurance payment, and suddenly the family is in conflict over how the money should be spent. Hosted by Deidre McDonald, Artistic Director, BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta. Presented in Partnership with Fulton County Arts and Culture.
6:00PM Doors Open | 7:00PM Screening
Regal Atlantic Station
261 19th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
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Won’t Back Down – In Theaters Friday, September 28
Starring Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, Rosie Perez and Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.