Flyer provided by the Douglass Theatre.
Throughout the Macon area, there are several things to do to celebrate Black History Month, a month that strives to acknowledge African American contributions to society and honor the culture. Macon’s Douglass Theatre is showcasing African American culture and history of the arts by showing a film that commemorates black history every Friday of the month in February.
Here is a list of the films being presented:
During the summer of 1967, the city of Detroit is overwhelmed with civil unrest. A couple of days later, gunshots are reported and local police as well as the Michigan Army National Guard search and seize the premises. Officers begin to violently interrogate those involved, which resulted in more racial issues.
Showing: Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m.
A young lawyer in 1941 defends a black chauffeur who is charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer. Marshall narrates the racism and anti-semitism that can be found in the American justice system. The 2017 film illustrates Thurgood Marshall’s life and accomplishments.
Showing: Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Set in the Jim Crow South during World War II, Mudbound is a story that follows two families in opposition because of the social hierarchy of rural Mississippi. Through the unlikely friendship of Jamie McAllan and Ronsel Jackson, the film illustrates the brutal reality of the American South.
Showing: Feb. 16 at 7:00 p.m.
“Roman J. Israel, ESQ”
Denzel Washington stars as an optimistic defense attorney working in the Los Angeles criminal court system. When his life is bombarded with a series of events, the activism that has defined his career is tested.
Showing: Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m.
“Each year during our Black History Month celebration, we screen films that feature African Americans. Our purpose with this and all Douglass programming is to fulfill our mission. The Historic Douglass Theatre is a multicultural film and performance theatre, It’s mission is to present [the] Middle Georgia community with life-enriching events, educational opportunities, and performances worthy of this African- American architectural treasure,” said Gina Ward, director of the Douglass Theatre, in an email.
The film series is free and will be held at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201.