1968 and Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman

Friday, November 2, 2018,

Colby College Museum of Art and Given Auditorium

In collaboration with the Pugh Center and as part of the Campus + Community Film Series, the Museum invites you to join us for an evening exploring black radicalism through art, film, and discussion. The evening will feature a guided tour of the exhibition 1968: “Sensitive Humanity” and Black Radicalism, followed by a screening of Spike Lee’s film BlacKkKlansman, and will close with a discussion of the film facilitated by members of the Colby community.

1968: “Sensitive Humanity” and Black Radicalism, in the Museum’s Davis GaIlery, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1968 resistance movements. This exhibition presents photography of the Black Panther movement taken by Ruth Marion-Baruch and Pirkle Jones and is co-curated by Chandra Bhimull, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African-American Studies at Colby College.

Spike Lee’s film BlacKkKlansman highlights the incredible true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Departments, and his dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The film is being called Spike Lee’s “best nondocumentary feature in more than a decade and one of his greatest.”

4:30pm Walkthrough of Davis Gallery 1968 exhibition
5pm Refreshments, dinner, and introduction of the film
5:30pm Screening of BlacKkKlansman in Given Auditorium
7:45pm Panel/discussion post film in Given Auditorium with Colby faculty and staff

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