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Major Films Coming to Gateway Film Center for Black History Month

Gateway Film Center’s Black History Month program of 2017 blows all their other previous historical programs out of the water – this year, GFC is debuting a personalized video introduction from Ava DuVernay, director of the Martin Luther King drama, Selma.

The program continues with a rare theatrical screening of Academy Award-nominated doc The 13th, presented for free through an agreement with Netflix.

John Lewis: Get In the Way will also be included in the program with a live introduction and Q&A by director Kathleen Dowdey. The documentary tells the story of lifelong civil-rights advocate Congressman John Lewis, in the news recently for speaking out against rights-impeding moves by President Donald Trump.

I Am Not Your Negro, ends the programming, a documentary created from James Baldwin’s memoir of his close friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. – a book until now left unfinished by Baldwin’s death in 1987.

There’s no better way of getting an education in history and current issues than sitting down for a good film – GFC presents their Black History Month program starting this weekend and continuing every week until February 24th.

For more details and tickets, visit gatewayfilmcenter.org.

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