The films in this series are shown to complement the “For All the World to See” exhibit now showing through August 20. The museum will host films that reflect the various themes of the exhibit such as mainstream ideals, relentless sterotypes, the status quo, etc.
All films are free and open to the public.
July 5: “Car Wash” (1976)
Car Wash is about a close-knit group of black employees who one day have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt. (97 min.) Host – NCRM Education Department
August 2: Excerpts from “The Defiant Ones” ( 1958) and “Odds Against Tomorrow” (1959)
Excerpts from “The Defiant Ones” - Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. (full feature is 96 min.) “Odds Against Tomorrow” - Dave Burke is looking to hire two men to assist him in a bank raid: Earl Slater, a white ex-convict, and Johnny Ingram, a black gambler. Both are reluctant; they eventually accept. But Slater loathes and despises blacks, and the tensions in the gang rapidly mount. (96 min.)