“SELMA” – OWOV Ava DuVernay Festival at the REACH

In by Michon Boston

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. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic …

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

In by Michon Boston

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 the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, …

View Post

“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 …

View Post

Aretha Franklin’s AMAZING GRACE – the REACH Opening Festival

In by owovfilmfest

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 …