139 mins.
Directed by Denzel Washington
Sun, 6/18
4:00 pm

A working-class African-American father raises his family in 1950s Pittsburgh, while coming to terms with the events of his life. Denzel Washington directs and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s play, which also features Viola Davis (in an Oscar-winning performance) and Stephen McKinley Henderson.

Following the screening, join us at 6:30pm for “The Journey, Joy & Love of Black Fatherhood,” a panel conversation featuring four fathers from our local community. Stefan Bradley, Sid Ferreira, Nigel Greaves and Paul Wiley will offer their perspectives on the film and make connections to their own journeys in fatherhood in the time of #BlackGirlMagic, #BlackBoyJoy and #BlackLivesMatter.

Amherst Books will be on site from 3:30pm–7:30pm, selling works by August Wilson and more.

Admission is free to all. Advance tickets are available at the box office only on a first-come, first-served basis, starting Friday, June 9. Limit 5 per person.

Supported by the Mass Cultural Council and the Amherst Cultural Council.