Free showing of Ava DuVernary's '13th' at MCC Theater on February 1

by Danny Meza, Diversity & Outreach Peer
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:41 AM

Ava DuVernay’s heralded documentary, "13th," will be shown for free in the Multicultural Center Theater on Wednesday, February 1, at 6 p.m.

After winning the Best Director award from both the Black Film Critics Circle and African-American Film Critics Association in 2015 for her work on Selma, DuVernay turned her creative energy toward the production of "13th," a documentary examining how the criminal justice system in the United States has continued the legacy of slavery, which the 13th amendment sought to end.

DuVernay produced the film in near-secrecy until it was revealed as the opening film to the 2016 New York Film Festival. "13th" has also garnered immense praise from critics, winning the AAFCA and Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ EDA awards for Best Documentary. The film has also been nominated for the Academy Awards’ Best Documentary Feature prize.

A discussion will immediately follow the film.