Looking for a fun night out? For the next three weekends you can load up your car with your household, pack your favorite snacks, and come join us for carpool cinema weekends featuring stories about and starring African Americans, brought to you by University Heights Center, Project Pilgrimage, and Scarecrow Video and PNA.
This Friday (9/18) & Saturday (9/19) will feature the four-time Academy Award-nominated film, “Beasts of The Southern Wild” – a fantastical, emotionally powerful journey of a six-year-old girl who, buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, believes that the natural order is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
For the second film in the series (Thursday 9/24 & Friday 9/25), they will be showing “42” to celebrate the life of star Chadwick Boseman, who passed away recently. This 2013 American biographical sports film is about the life of baseball player Jackie Robinson, the first black athlete to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) during the modern era.
For the final weekend in the series (Friday 10/2 & Saturday 10/3), they will be showing the film “Get Out”, a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele in his directorial debut. Get Out follows the story of a young African-American man who uncovers a disturbing secret when he meets the family of his white girlfriend.
The show will be in the Phinney Center Lower Lot. 7:30 open; show at 8 pm. This is a ticketed event with limited spaces, so reserve your spot now! Visit https://www.uheightscenter.org/upcoming-events for tickets and to learn more about the upcoming shows.