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× A Long, Long Way: Race and Film, 1968–2018
Series • February 16–18, 2018

Full Conference Schedule

Before his death in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remarked that while the nation had come “a long, long way” in its quest for racial justice, it still had a long, long way to go. These words ring true even now as we prepare to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death in spring 2018.

Co-sponsored by Baylor University and the Austin Film Festival, this three-part series at Washington National Cathedral will consider how film has been both a divisive and unifying medium, and how it offers unique opportunities to launch substantial conversations about race and prejudice.

Through film screenings, discussions, keynote speakers, teaching sessions on race and film, and preaching on race and racial reconciliation, attendees will both participate in a national celebration of the life and work of Dr. King during Black History Month, and elevate a national conversation on what divides us—and how we are meant to toil together.

•Friday night film screening and panel discussion of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967)
•Saturday workshop
•Saturday night film screening and panel discussion of “Get Out” (2017)

Film screening tickets requested now will be held under your name, and may be picked up beginning half an hour prior to each film.

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