Jackson Community College will present the Black History Month event, the Wilbur L. Dungy Film Festival, for students and the community in February.
JCC’s Dr. Wilbur L. Dungy Endowed Chair in Life Science, Science & Health and Physical Fitness, Dr. Steven Albee-Scott, is coordinating the film series. Films focus on aspects of black history, and will include:
“The Help,” Thursday, Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m. in Federer Rooms B & C, Potter Center. An inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship about a secret writing project – one that breaks society’s rules and puts them all at risk. Based on the New York Times No. 1 best-seller by Kathryn Stockett and with a powerful ensemble cast.
“Amistad” Thursday, Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. in Federer Rooms B & C, Potter Center. In June 1839, the Amistad set sail from Havana with 53 Africans who had been abducted from West Africa and sold into slavery aboard. Three days into the voyage, the Africans, led by 25-year-old "Cinque," revolted, killing the captain and ordering the ship back to Africa. Later, the ship was seized, and the Africans were sent to a New Haven jail and charged with piracy and murder. Please attend to find out the rest of the story. Note that “Amistad” is rated R.
“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” Thursday, Feb. 23, 6-9 p.m. in Federer Rooms B & C, Potter Center. A 1967 film about old-line liberals Matt and Christina Dayton who have raised their daughter Joey to think for herself and not blindly conform to the conventional.
All films are free, and students and the community are welcome to attend.
Jackson Community College January 24, 2012, For immediate release, 517.787.0800, M-Th 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., F 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Media Contact: Marilynn Fryer, 517.796.8466, e-mail: FryerMarilynT@jccmi.edu