BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Four Films in February

Tropic Cinema will commemorate Black History Month with a series of four films on each Monday night during the month of February. The four films will be Beasts of the Southern Wild, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, 13th, and I Am Not Your Negro.

Theater Manager, and series host, Lori Reid, worked tirelessly to secure these important films, especially 13th and I Am Not Your Negro, given their limited release in select theaters. She says, “Getting both of these films for this year’s series was a coup. I couldn’t be happier to have them and our audience should be excited to see these important documentaries.”

Guest speakers TBD

Beasts of the Southern Wild
February 6th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Admission $10, Members $7

Nominated for 4 Oscars. Winner of 100 other awards & recipient of 115 different nominations. Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest person ever nominated for a Best Actress Oscar at age 9.

"Beasts of the Southern Wild is sheer poetry on screen: an explosion of joy in the midst of startling squalor and one of the most visceral, original films to come along in a while." Associated Press

Shake 'em On Down: The Blues According to Fred McDowell
 February 13th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Admission $15, Members $12

A Part of The Southern Circuit Series, Shake ’em On Down: The Blues According to Fred McDowell is the story of Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues and an important influence on the music of the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, RL Burnside, Taj Mahal and the North Mississippi All Stars. McDowell was working as a cotton picker and tractor driver when he was first recorded by Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins in 1959. Those recordings launched McDowell into the upper echelons of the burgeoning folk movement on the 1960s and carried him around the globe in the thirteen years between those first recording and his death in 1972.

13th
February 20th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Free admission, suggested donation for admission

Nominated for a 2017 Oscar. Winner of another 23 awards & recipient of 27 different nominations. Directed by renowned director Ava DuVernay, who also helmed Selma.

“….a powerful cinematic call to conscience, partly because of how she [DuVernay] lays bare the soul of our country.” New York Times

I Am Not Your Negro
February 27th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Admission $10, Members $7

Nominated for a 2017 Oscar. Winner of another 14 awards & recipient of 28 different nominations.

"As Peck cuts from archival scenes of police brutality in the South in the '60s to recent footage from Ferguson, Mo., it's impossible not to think: The more things change, the more they stay the same. It's enough to make you weep." Entertainment Weekly