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Mayor Purzycki Invites Citizens to ‘A Celebration of Black Heritage Through Film’ at Theatre N Throughout February

Post Date:02/05/2019 12:30 PM

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs supports Theatre N and The Mill as they present a special film festival during Black History Month  

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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and City Cultural Affairs Director Tina Betz invite citizens to attend “A Celebration of Black Heritage Through Film” this month as the City commemorates Black History Month. The film festival, a joint production of The Mill and Theatre N, kicks off Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. with a showing of Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed feature “BlacKkKlansman,” which has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Thursday’s screening will also be City Employee Night for all City of Wilmington employees.

“We’re happy to support The Mill and Theatre N as they launch this important community film festival to celebrate Black History Month,” said Mayor Purzycki. “This collection of films – a mixture of comedy and drama, history and culture – touches on various aspects of the African-American experience, and I encourage everyone to attend these screenings.”

The festival films include:

  • BlacKkKlansman (2018)        

           Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. (City of Wilmington Employee Night Out)

  • Uncle Drew (2018)

           Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Sorry to Bother You (2018)

           Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.

  • School Daze (1988)

           Saturday, February 23 at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets to all shows are $10 and can be purchased at www.theatren.org or at the Theatre N door, located at 1007 North Orange Street downtown. (The theater entrance is next to Starbucks on North 10th Street.) Food and cash bar will also be available at each screening.

For more information and discussions about this Celebration of Black Film visit the Facebook Event page

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