In March 1931, two white women stepped off a boxcar in Paint Rock, Alabama, with a shocking accusation of gang rape, by nine black teenagers on the train. So began the Scottsboro case, one of the 20th century’s fieriest legal battles. The youths’ trial generated the sharpest regional conflict since the Civil War, led to momentous Supreme Court decisions, and helped give birth to the civil rights movement.
Unconscious biases and justice are the topic for the 15th annual Silicon Valley Reads. This popular community program focuses on contemporary themes and offers a wide variety of free events to prompt public engagement in the theme, “…and justice for all.” The films were selected to augment reader’s enjoyment of the selected books: Unfair by Adam Benforado and Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor. Our film festival includes six films chosen to supplement the 2017 theme. See SiliconValleyReads.org for dates and details of the full program.
Admission Free. Location for all movies is Bluelight Cinemas.
Theatre seating is limited. All films start at 6:00 pm.
Patrons interested in attending should register for each film separately, and bring their registration to the Bluelight Cinemas box office before the scheduled start of the film to exchange with a ticket issued by Bluelight Cinemas.
Ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the film, anyone who is wait-listed or a drop-in will be able to approach the Bluelight Cinemas box office to ask for a ticket and to be seated on a first come first serve basis.
Seating is limited, and in some cases when overbooking of registrations occurs, certain patrons with registrations may not be able to be seated for the film. The best way to obtain a seat is to register and come earlier to the theatre.