On February 22nd, film lovers in Los Angeles can hit historic Leimert Park for an outdoor screening of two award-winning features, Ryan Coogler‘s Fruitvale Station (2013) and Ava DuVernay‘s Middle of Nowhere (2012).
Hosted by non-profit organization Blackout for Human Rights, the back-to-back showings are part of the “Celebration of Black Storytellers” series, a showcase of overlooked filmmakers and narratives. The event includes food, music and art from the community.
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, and Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale depicts the last few days in the life of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by a BART police officer in 2009. Watch the trailer below.
In Middle of Nowhere, Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi) is a promising medical school student who embarks on a journey of self-discovery after her husband Derek (Omari Hardwick) is sentenced to eight years in prison. The cast includes Selma star David Oyelowo and Orange Is The New Black‘s Lorraine Toussaint. Watch the trailer below.
A special Q+A with the producers from Fruitvale Station will be held after the screenings. See more event details below.
Sunday, February 22 2015
Doors: 5:00 pm
Sreening Start: 6:15 pm
4343 Leimert Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Free with $3+ Donation to Leimert Park Village