CANCELED – “SELMA” – OWOV Ava DuVernay Festival at the REACH

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THIS EVENT IS CANCELED. Visit the John F. Kennedy Center website for more information. SELMA Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. …

CANCELED – “A WRINKLE IN TIME” at the REACH – OWOV Ava DuVernay Festival

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THIS EVENT IS CANCELED: Visit the John F. Kennedy Center website for more information. Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by …

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Ava DuVernay screening of “13th” with live music by Jason Moran

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“Storytelling can do more than entertain. It can shift and shape culture, it can right wrongs, and it can lift us all to a place where we can be more determined in our own lives.”  Ava DuVernay 13TH Concert Screening with Live Music performed by Jason Moran and Eric Harland Post-Show Discussion with NPR’s Michel Martin and Ava DuVernay Presented …

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“Amazing Grace” opens The REACH

The 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival paid tribute to the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin, with an outdoor screening of the performance documentary Amazing Grace, the first public film presentation for the John F. Kennedy Center’s The REACH opening festival in September 2019. The story of how the documentary finally emerged after 46 years is as amazing as the …

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Aretha Franklin’s AMAZING GRACE – the REACH Opening Festival

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UPDATED! 6 PM “The Gospel According to Aretha Franklin” – REACH Skylight Pavilion Performance by award-winning gospel artist RICHARD SMALLWOOD with Vision, and panel discussion with REV. DR. WILLIAM J. BARBER II, filmmaker ALAN ELLIOTT  (subject to change) 8 PM REACH plaza lawn screening of AMAZING GRACE About AMAZING GRACE Recorded live at Rev James Cleveland’s church in Watts, California in …