Movies are shown in Westminster Hall at the McKinley Foundation unless otherwise stated. Westminster is located on the 2nd floor and may be accessed by elevator. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 16 @ 7 PM
McKinley Foundation is proud to highlight Black History Month with special arts programming. Join us for this free screening of Blindspotting, a 2018 American comedy-drama film written by, produced by, and starring Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal.
The plot follows Collin (Diggs) who must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his Oakland, Calif., neighborhood. His bond with his volatile best friend Miles (Casal) soon gets tested when Collin sees a police officer shoot a suspect in the back during a chase through the streets. Things soon come to a head when the buddies attend a party at the upscale home of a young and wealthy tech entrepreneur.
R | 1h 35min | Comedy, Drama | 2018
Featured guest: Augustus Wood, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Labor & Employment Relations, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will facilitate a post-screening discussion of the the film. Wood is a scholar of African American History of the Urban South with an interdisciplinary focus on political economy, intra-racial class struggle, working class social movements, and gentrification in modern urban regions.