In honor of Black History Month
Doors open at 6:30 with music at 7:15 and the film at 7:30
The evening will open with Mixed Magic Theatre’s Exult Choir will perform two songs a cappella from their upcoming
production of Wayfound: Music And Mothers of The Movement. The featured performers include singers Jeannie Carson, Laurie Smalls, Habibah Quddus, Donna Osborne , Michelle Gario and Nina Calvo under Music Director Kim Pitts-Wiley.
This film has been nominated for two Oscars Cynthia Erivo for Best Actress and Best Original Song
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
A Percentage of ticket sales for this evening will go to the Rhode Island Slave Medallions Project:
RI Slave History Medallions is a place-based education program with a mission to bring about an awareness of the injustices perpetuated by a system of domination and control through the use of slave labor. This organization seeks to identify and mark sites throughout the state that have a historical connection to the enslavement of indigenous people and Africans, either by the involvement in the slave trade and the economy of slavery, or by their association with the lives and labor of enslaved people themselves.
Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr, Janelle MOnae