6P: HARVEST OF EMPIRE
7P: TRUMBO (2015)
Coming up tomorrow: SUFFRAGETTE and LABOR FILM POSTER EXHIBIT opens
HARVEST OF EMPIRE
Tue, May 3, 6pm – 8pm
Busboys & Poets, 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781
FREE; RSVP here
Hosted by Maryland Delegate Jimmy Tarlau and Senator Victor Ramirez; co-sponsored by Hyattsville Mayor Candace Hollingsworth & Delegates Alonzo T. Washington and Diana Fennell
Based on the groundbreaking book by journalist Juan González of Democracy Now, this documentary astutely examines the role that U.S. military and corporate intervention in Latin America played in triggering massive waves of migration from Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. The film also offers a powerful glimpse into the enormous sacrifices and rarely noted triumphs of the millions of Latino immigrants who are transforming the nation’s cultural, economic and political landscape. With rarely-seen newsreel footage and perspectives from notable U.S. and international leaders, this film will appeal to all those who have an opinion about immigration. Features Geraldo Rivera, Junot Diaz, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Maria Hinojosa, Luis Enrique, Anthony Romero, and Rigoberta Menchú and others.
TRUMBO (2015) Final screening!
7P; Click here for tickets
AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd, Downtown Silver Spring, MD
Hosted by SAG-AFTRA; Watch the trailer here
Bryan Cranston gives an Oscar®-nominated performance as the legendary blacklisted author and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. He was one of Tinseltown's busiest and most versatile screenwriters throughout the 1940s, but that ended abruptly with the House Un-American Activities Committee's Communist witch-hunt and Hollywood's subsequent blacklist. Undeterred, Trumbo persevered: he worked for cheap, using aliases and front writers, on dozens of screenplays through the '50s. Hit movies — even Oscar® winners — were made from hisscreenplays, emboldening Hollywood to finally break the blacklist in 1960. The exquisite cast includes Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Louis C.K., Michael Stuhlbarg and Helen Mirren.
DIR Jay Roach; SCR/PROD John McNamara; SCR from the book by Bruce Cook; PROD Kevin Kelly Brown, Monica Levinson, Michael London, Nimitt Mankad, Shivani Rawat, Janice Williams. U.S., 2015, color, 124 min. RATED R