UU Movie Night

When

Saturday, January 5, 2019    
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse
401 West Avenue South, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601

Event Type


Pulling together January’s theme of Grace, the new year and Martin Luther King day led us to the movie “I Am Not Your Negro”. 

The New Year is a moment of grace, a time to leave the past behind as we embrace this newness. The dawning of New Year’s Day offers us possibility, which is a precious perspective.

Likewise, the day honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. can also be grace-filled, especially as a day of community service. As he said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. …You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”

Per the NEW YORK TIMES ‘ Whatever you think about the past and future of what used to be called “race relations” — white supremacy and the resistance to it, in plainer English — this movie will make you think again, and may even change your mind.“I Am Not Your Negro” is a thrilling introduction to James Baldwins work , a remedial course in American history, and an advanced seminar in racial politics — a concise, roughly 90-minute movie with the scope and impact of a 10-hour mini-series or a literary doorstop. It is not an easy or a consoling movie, but it is the opposite of bitter or despairing. “I can’t be a pessimist because I’m alive,” Baldwin said. “I’m forced to be an optimist.”

Come see this thought provoking movie on our big screen! Saturday, January 5th at 4 pm. Your choice of seat, and popcorn too!