Playing Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2009
Theatrical Premiere!
The Black Rock: The Untold Story of the Black Experience on Alcatraz
Dir. Kevin Epps US 2008
The Black Rock chronicles the role of African-Americans at Alcatraz, the first super-maximum security prison, and examines the lives of a few African-American prisoners who were important figures in the history of "The Rock" from the 1930s to the 1960s. The film highlights the truth about the perseverance, sufferings, and resilience of the African-Americans who experienced Alcatraz during this time of racial prejudice and discrimination. Interviews with historians, archival footage, photographs and re-enactments are used to present an entirely new perspective on the most feared prison of its time. Speakers present opening night include director Kevin Epps, historian and author John Templeton, and executive director of the Ella Baker Center Jakada Imani. (60m)

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  Nightly: 7:15, 9:15
Additional shows: Sat & Sun: 2:00, 4:00
Wed: 2:00
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