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Movies That Matter Beacon presents "Strange Fruit" with Filmmaker Joel Katz and Guest Michael Meeropol

Doors Open at 7pm the film promptly at 7:30pm.  

Movies that Matter Beacon will screen STRANGE FRUIT with filmmaker Joel Katz and guest Michael Meeropol. This film explores the history and legacy of a song unique in the annals of American music. Best-known from Billie Holiday's haunting 1939 rendition, the song "Strange Fruit" is a harrowing portrayal of the lynching of a black man in the American South. 

The film tells a dramatic story of America's past by using one of the most influential protest songs ever written as its epicenter. The saga brings us face-to-face with the terror of lynching as it spotlights the courage and heroism of those who fought for racial justice when to do so was to risk ostracism and livelihood if white - and death if black. It examines the history of lynching, and the interplay of race, labor, the Left and popular culture that would give rise to the civil rights movement.

Discussion will take place after each film.    Free, donations are accepted.

Date:Friday, Mar 31st, 2017
Time:7:00 pm -
Cost:No Admission Charge, donations are accepted.
Contact Phone:(845) 838-2415
Contact URL:http://www.moviesthatmatterbeacon.org/
Address:First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, McKinley Hall
50 Liberty Street
Beacon, NY 12508
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