On Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Symmes Room, Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main Street, Winchester, the Winchester Unitarian Society Racial Justice Team in partnership with the Winchester Multicultural Network will screen Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13TH”. The documentary explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States and is titled after the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
A discussion will follow the screening.
In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African-American and the U.S. prison boom. —Netflix
This piercing film has earned an Oscar nomination and won Best Documentary from BAFTA, NAACP Image Awards, Critics’ Choice, the Peabody, The Humanities Prize as well as Best Documentary Nomination from the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
“When you watch “13TH,” you feel that you’re seeing an essential dimension of America with new vision. That’s what a cathartically clear-eyed work of documentary art can do.”
Owen Gleiberman | VARIETY
“Powerful, infuriating… Ava DuVernay’s documentary ‘13TH’ will get your blood boiling… Electrifying.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A titanic statement by a major American voice.”
Joe McGovern | ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“One of the best movies of the year.”
Ty Burr | THE BOSTON GLOBE
“’13TH’ is probably the most important film you’ll ever see. DuVernay’s film is downright incredible.”
Clayton Davis | AWARDS CIRCUIT