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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Saturday To-Do: Reel Civil Rights Film Festival

Posted By on Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:04 PM

REEL CIVIL RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
2 p.m., Market Street Cinema. Free.

As part of Black History month, the second annual Reel Civil Rights Film Festival features eight films centered on the civil rights struggles of 1950s and '60s. Presented by the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site in partnership with Market Street, the festival includes “Mighty Times: The Children's March,” a film about the young people who faced fire hose and police dogs in Birmingham in 1963; Disney's “The Ernest Green Story”; “The Clinton 12,” a documentary about the 12 black students who integrated the all white high school in Clinton, Tenn., in 1956 (see review on page 51); “Ruby Bridges,” another Disney film about a 6-year-old enrolled in school in New Orleans under federal marshal escort; “Silas Hunt: A Documentary,” about the first black student at the University of Arkansas Law School; and “The Lost Year,” a documentary about the displaced Little Rock high school students in 1958-59 (for times and a complete list, see our calendar). Two shorts, “Watching the Waters Rise” and “The Apollos,” will also be featured. Admission is free and available on a first come first serve basis.

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