MOVIE FESTIVAL NIGHT AT THE CRTA: HARRIET
It’s member Movie Night & A Bite Followed by a Discussion (activity included in your membership)
Future Film Dates: March 22 My Octopus Teacher; April 19 The Reader. Mark Your Calendar!!
Description of Activity: Join us for a zoom dinner/movie/discussion night on Tuesday February 22nd at 6 PM. Film: Harriet
What better way to come together (virtually) during our winter months with friends and family to have a bite and watch a stimulating movie.
We began our 2022 film festival with the movie: Monsieur Lazhar that resulted in some thoughtful discussion. The film is on Netflix if you missed it.
Our next film is on February 22nd. (trailer below)
If you have seen the film, you can either watch it again or just register and join us for the post film discussion with fellow members.
Harriet is a 2019 film that scored a 97% approval rating from audiences and is a riveting retelling of the human spirit when Canada became the refuge through the underground railway for a multitude of southern slaves trying to escape oppression.
Harriet Tubman’s incredible life story instantly screams cinematic. Yet somehow, the renowned icon, among the most celebrated freedom fighters of American history, has never been given a major movie to her name before; a fact that is all the more frustrating considering Hollywood’s insatiable appetite for biopics that feature important male figures. Through her assured feature “Harriet,” director Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou”) thankfully rights this long-standing wrong with passion, putting forth an appealing retelling of Tubman’s rousing tale. It’s one that involves peerless contributions to abolitionism with hundreds of lives saved, after Tubman, played by a stirring Cynthia Erivo here, escaped from the hands of her slaveholders in the Maryland of 1849 at great risk and steadily became a fearless, storied conductor on the Underground Railroad.
THIS FILM WILL STIMULATE DISCUSSION AS IT HIGHLIGHTS THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM…SOMETHING VERY TIMELY (ALBEIT WITH A DIFFERENT ISSUE, TIME AND PLACE) CONSIDERING WHAT IS HAPPENING IN CANADA RIGHT NOW.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR ALL FILMS THERE WILL BE A VIEWING OPTION!
As before, we will be using the zoom platform for this event. Once you have registered through the Event Registration on the CRTA website or via email, Ron Jeffery will send you the link to the zoom meeting room along with instructions. If you do not receive the link by February 21st , please contact Ron.
Ron will briefly introduce this 2 hour, 05 minute film and will lead the discussion following the film. We expect it will be a thoughtful and stimulating evening.
Cost: Member- No Charge, Non-member- No Charge
Registration begins: February 14 at 10:00 AM
Registration closes: February 22nd at 10 AM.
OPTION ONE – ZOOM
Please note that the film will begin at 6:15 after the introduction and members have logged on. All will be muted during the film and unmuted for our discussion. Late arrivals will not be admitted to avoid disruption during the movie. The film will end approximately 8:20 PM. (2 hr 05 min)
OPTION TWO – NETFLIX
HARRIET is a film available to watch on Netflix. If you have a subscription….you can watch an enhanced version on the platform on your own tv. You just have to search for the film on Netflix.
All other aspects will remain the same. Those who watch on Netflix will start at 6:15 and we will all get together to discuss the film shortly after it ends approximately 8:20 PM. Movie length is 2 hour and 05 minutes.
No one is left out!
Event planner: Ron Jeffery
Future Film Dates: March 22, April 19