Be @ the movies! Noteworthy films with good conversation to follow screened at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway in North Minneapolis. Tickets are available for $5 in advance online or at the door night of the show. Free parking!
First Thursday Films @ the Capri is presented as part of Black Cinema: Under the Skin, a program of films by Black filmmakers and exploring Black culture and experience. Topical and relevant in these turbulent times, Black Cinema aims to create a space for dialogue and better understanding.
Presented with support from:
2017 Fall/Winter Schedule
Director: Denzel Washington | Narrative | 2016 | Country: USA | Language: English
September 7, 7:00pm
Playwright August Wilson’s masterpiece about a working-class African-American father’s struggle to raise his family in the 1950s while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Guest Speaker: Lou Bellamy, Founder and Artistic Director, Emeritus of Penumbra Theatre
Director: Margaret Byrne | Documentary | 2017 | Country: USA | Language: English
October 5, 7:00pm
Raising Bertie is an intimate six year portrait of three African American boys growing into adulthood in rural North Carolina, exploring complex relationships between generational poverty, educational inequity, and race.
Guest Speaker: Robin Hickman, CEO and Executive Producer of SoulTouch Productions
Director: Jordan Peele | Narrative | 2017 | Country: USA | Language: English
November 2, 7:00pm
When Chris, a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation.
Guest Speaker: Michael Starrbury, Screenwriter (Legends of Chamberlain Heights, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete)
Director: Barry Jenkins | Narrative | 2016 | Country: USA | Language: English
December 7, 7:00pm
Winner of 3 Academy Awards, this timeless story of human connection and self-discovery chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Guest Speaker: T. Mychael Rambo, Actor, Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance (University of Minnesota)
Harry Waters Jr., Actor, Professor of Theatre and Dance (Macalester College)
Director: Andrew Rossi | Documentary | 2017 | Country: USA | Language: English
January 4, 7:00pm
A portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili as she stages a final tour for her one-woman show, “Bronx Gothic.”
Director: Ava DuVernay | Narrative | 2014 | Country: USA | Language: English
February 1, 7:00pm
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.