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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies – The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Saturday, February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Members & guests–free with HBO Max or $3.99 on Amazon Prime (click here). To RSVP, please scroll down. Registered attendees will then receive an email the day before the discussion with a link to join via Zoom.
Watch the film any time before the discussion–or enjoy the discussion and be persuaded to view it after! Beginning during the racial turmoil of 1960s Louisiana, 110-year-old ex-slave Jane Pittman (Cicely Tyson) grants an interview to a persistent journalist and relates the remarkable story of her life. Orphaned early, she toils on a plantation until a chance meeting with a white Union soldier named Brown changes her outlook. Jane’s emancipation marks only the beginning of an arduous and heartbreaking odyssey, framed by the horrors of slavery and the justice of the civil rights movement. Village member Mel Washburn will host a discussion of the film via Zoom this Saturday at 3:00 PM.
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