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Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - Liberty Theater

AIFF Winter Film Series Selma

Directed by Ava Duvernay
128 minutes - 2014

The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's "Selma" tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. (IMBd)

Sponsored by: Lower Columbia Diversity Project and World Arts Foundation, Inc.

Sunday, February 3, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - Liberty Theater

AIFF Winter Film Series Paris Blues

Directed by Martin Ritt
98 minutes - 1961

Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike the US at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, who are vacationing in France, Ram and Eddie must decide whether they should move back to the US with them, or stay in Paris for the freedom it allows them. Ram, who wants to be a serious composer, finds Paris too exciting and is reluctant to give up his music for a relationship, and Eddie wants to stay for the city's more tolerant racial atmosphere. (IMBd)

Sponsored by: Astoria Jazz Festival and WineKraft

Ron Craig, Executive Director

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