Racial Healing Film Series

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Time: 2 p.m.
Phone: (517) 319-6939
Web:   elpl.org
RACIAL HEALING: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION. March 23 at 2pm, East Lansing Public Library. Please join the East Lansing Public Library and Michigan State University in a joint program to view and discuss Spike Lee\'s film "Do the Right Thing" as part of the Project 60/50 calendar of events. MSU professor and filmmaker Jeff Wray will be facilitating discussion after the movie. This event takes place on March 23 at 2pm at the East Lansing Public Library. Project 60/50 is a university-wide initiative coordinated through the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives commencing January 2014. The intent of the year-long initiative is to link academic exploration and study, public commemoration and remembrance, laced with a multitude of cultural expressions. Film Synopsis: Producer/writer/director/star Spike Lee combines humor, drama and music in a technique used in his previous films to again expose the absurdity of racism. \"Do the Right Thing\" moves its cast of characters through a minefield of sensations over the course of the hottest day of the year, on one block in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. This 24-hour period will change the lives of its residents forever. Jeff Wray\'s Bio: Associate professor of Film Studies in the department of English at Michigan State University. MFA in film making, history & theory and screenwriting from Ohio University School of Film in 1994. Jeff teaches courses in screenwriting, black American & African cinema and film production. A screenwriter and filmmaker with several completed several and new projects. Honors include the John Anson Kittredge Foundation Fellowship, Art Serve Michigan Individual Artist Award, Ohio Arts Council Major Fellowship, and three nominations for the Rockefeller Foundation Film and Video Fellowship and most recently a Wexner Center for the Arts Filmmaker Residency.nnThe Racial Healing-- A Community Conversation film series is intended to cultivate an inclusive community through conversations that bring about greater awareness, understanding and respect for our differences and similarities. For more information about Project 60/50 and upcoming films in this series please check out their website: http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/Project6050/n