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Free Film Screening: 13th

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free
Whitney Center for the Arts

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.  NR (this film contains some language and violence).

A live introduction to the film will be made by Sabrina Brown, Policy Director of the ACLU of Wyoming.

Powerful, infuriating and at times overwhelming, Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13TH will get your blood boiling and tear ducts leaking. Full review
Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes

Nothing less than an abbreviated history of racial inequality in America, with the prison system as the vortex at its center. Full review
A.A. Dowd, A.V. Club
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required.


April 28
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Whitney Center for the Arts
3059 Coffeen Avenue
Sheridan, WY 82801 United States
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