SEPARATE BUT EQUAL
May 17 marks the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, which struck down segregation in the classroom and was a major victory for the Civil Rights movement. AFI Founding Director George Stevens, Jr., wrote, directed and produced the 1991 Emmy-award-winning account of this historic chapter in America's history. Sidney Poitier gives a commanding performance as NAACP Chief Counsel Thurgood Marshall, arguing the case all the way to the Supreme Court, presided over by Chief Justice Earl Warren (Richard Kiley) and against the formidable defense of legal heavyweight, and one-time Democratic Presidential nominee, John W. Davis (Burt Lancaster).
DIR/SCR/PROD George Stevens, Jr.; PROD Stan Margulies. US, 1991, color, 191 min. NOT RATED
The Special Engagements webpage of the AFI website provides the following: "Tickets will be available on the day of the show; limit 4 per person. The box office opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day." I can go to the theater around noon on Sunday, May 18 to pick up 3 tickets for other members in addition to 1 for me. When you sign-up, state if you want one of these 3 tickets. Also, state whether you would be willing to pick up extra tickets for others. Other members will need to be able to contact you directly through email or on the discussion board to claim an extra ticket that you picked up.
The Wayne Ave. parking garage is very convenient for this venue. It is free on Sundays.
After the screening, we can walk to Bete Ethiopian Restaurant & Cafe for dinner. This restaurant is vegan-friendly but has plenty of carne for omnivores. (Wear comfortable walking shoes.)