Wednesday, March 21, 7-9:15PM
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst Social Action Committee Presents:
Mudbound, a 2017 film about two veterans, one black, one white and their respective experiences when they return home from WWII. The New York times review puts it this way: ‘‘Mudbound’ Is a Racial Epic Tuned to Black Lives, and White Guilt.
“’Mudbound’ is a movie about how things change — slowly, unevenly, painfully. It is also, as the title suggests, about how things don’t change, about the stubborn forces of custom, prejudice and power that lock people in place and impede social progress. Set mainly in the Mississippi Delta in the years just after World War II, when Jim Crow was still enshrined in law and practice, the film, directed by Dee Rees, tests and complicates William Faulkner’s much-quoted claim about the not-even-pastness of the past. It’s a work of historical imagination that lands in the present with disquieting, illuminating force….” (N.Y. Times, November 16, 2017)
Refreshments will be served.