Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: ROOTS (2016)!

roots history channel onesheetWho didn’t love/cry their eyes out during the miniseries Roots when you first saw it?  I know it wasn’t just me.  I was just a kid when I first saw the 1977 miniseries, and was mesmerized by LeVar Burton as Kunta Kinte.  I couldn’t wait until the next installment, so I could learn more about his family, and the generations that followed.

So when the History channel decided to bring the story into the 21st Century, I was intrigued.  And the trailer does not disappoint.  This remake is taking a clear-eyed view of that time in history, horrors and all.  At a time where #OscarsSoWhite, and Hollywood still doesn’t seem to miss a moment where they can whitewash something, a powerful drama highlighting the struggles African Americans have gone through and how those struggles continue to affect the world today could be just what the doctor ordered.  So, when I was offered passes for a special Roots Baltimore premiere?  I didn’t hesitate.

Premiere, you ask?  Oh yeah baby.  And it’s gonna be amazing.  They’re holding it at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, complete with a brief Q&A/panel hosted by Jeff Johnson.  Want to go?  Of course you do!  Right this way…

What: ADMIT TWO passes for the Baltimore premiere event of the History Channel’s miniseries Roots!

Where: Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture,
830 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

When: Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Why: History, people.  HISTORY.

How: Clicky!

REMEMBER: Seating for screenings are first come, first served and not guaranteed.  So get there early to get yourself a seat.

Good luck, everyone!


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