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Speaking of Movies...


What’s Happening?

Our resident film critic and Institute Fellow Dr. Scott Churchill selects leading films as they are released year-round and assigns several for members to watch on their own and then come together to discuss as the Institute. Learning from Dr. Churchill, guest critics, and each other, we become “better” filmgoers, which means that we watch with enlightened, thus more delighted eyes.

Discussing Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix)
Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a recording session.

Oscar winner Viola Davis plays the Mother of the Blues opposite Chadwick Boseman in this adaptation of August Wilson's play.

Our resident film critic and Institute Fellow Dr. Scott Churchill selects leading films as they are released year-round and assigns several for members to watch on their own and then come together to discuss as the Institute. Learning from Dr. Churchill, guest critics, and each other, we become “better” filmgoers, which means that we watch with enlightened, thus more delighted eyes.

Discussing Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix)
Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a recording session.

Oscar winner Viola Davis plays the Mother of the Blues opposite Chadwick Boseman in this adaptation of August Wilson's play.

About The Organization
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture is a nonprofit educational organization whose purpose is to enrich and deepen the practical life of the city with the wisdom and imagination of the humanities. The Dallas Institute accomplishes its mission through events, conferences, and general courses of study for our community, through professional programs for educators, and through publications. The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture exists to care for the actual things of the urban world. In some instances, these things are visible—education, architecture, medicine, art, technology, money. Equally important are the invisible forms within which life takes place and has meaning—friendship, the soul, taste, imagination, community, intellectual life, ritual, leadership.
When & Where?
Monday, Feb 15, 2021 6:30pm
Monday, May 17, 2021 8:00pm
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