FILM + DISCUSSION
THE E-SERIES is a year long film and discussion initiative designed to stimulate conversations about four issues that are particularly relevant to the Birmingham metro area today
Economics (January-March) Environment (April-June)
- Equality (July-September)
- Education (October-December)
Hosted at Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret space in the Kress Building, 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203.
*FREE PARKING* in the Park Rite deck, adjacent to the Kress Bldg, corner of 19th St. & 4th Ave N
*FREE FOOD* donated by our friends at Rojo Birmingham!
• 5:00pm-6:00pm: Networking and Refreshments by Rojo
• 6:00pm-7:00pm: Film Screening
• 7:15pm-8:00pm: Panel Discussion
Tuesday, July 22- The Case Against 8
The Case Against 8 takes a riveting inside look at the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Five years in the making, the film follows four plaintiffs in the suit, as well as the powerhouse legal team of Ted Olson and David Boies, who previously faced off as opposing counsel in Bush v. Gore.
Marriage Equality in Alabama panel to immediately follow the film screening. Panel will feature David Dinielli (Deputy Legal Director, Southern Poverty Law Center), Cari Searcy (Plantiff, in marriage equality law-suit against the State of Alabama), and Lara Embry (director, Living in Limbo and filmmaker with State & Union)
Tuesday, August 19 – Finding Hillywood
Set amongst the hills of Rwanda, Finding Hillywood chronicles one man’s road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realization that we all must one day face our past. A unique and endearing phenomenon film about the very beginning of Rwanda’s film industry and the pioneers who bring local films to rural communities. A real life example of the power of film to heal a man and a nation.
Tuesday, September 23 – Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound
Deep City” is an inspirational story that explores the early days of soul music in Florida, the era’s pioneers and their lasting contributions to the broader American musical landscape.
During the mid-1960s, producers Willie Clarke and Johnny Pearsall masterminded Deep City Records. Both from the streets of Miami, they honed the business and musical skills learned in college and went on to change the face of soul music in Miami and eventually the country by creating the first black-owned record label in Florida.