Sep
17
Sun
Race and Ethnicity Film Series: “13th”
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This Film is Free – but tickets are requested to insure space is available. Please get your ticket here: www.sanctuaryucc.org/13th

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.

To see a Film Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk

This screening and discussion is being presented by the www.MedfordFilm.org Collaborative in conjunction with the www.MedfordConversations.org Project, the www.LakotaYouthStay.org Program and www.CommunityRelations.Tufts.edu as part of a four film series on Race and Ethnicity in Medford and Beyond. Each film will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

This film series has been made possible with the generous support of the Medford Arts Council. The screening of Neither Wolf Nor Dog is also supported by Arts Alive Medford Foundation which allows for all of the proceeds from the tickets and donations for this film to go directly to the Lakota youth participating in the Lakota YouthStay Program.

For information about all of the films in the series: www.MedfordFilm.org.

This Film is Free – but tickets are requested to insure space is available. Please get your ticket here: www.sanctuaryucc.org/13th

Oct
6
Fri
An Intimate and Haunting Drama | Faith and Film
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Academy Award Winner – Best Film

“…a film of rare grace – a tender, compassionate, restrained look at a life lived in the shadows.”

“…both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.”

98% Tomatometer

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email [email protected] or call 781-395-3360.