Racial justice themes return to Marquis with “Just Mercy”

MIDDLEBURY — The Seeing Color/Seeking Justice Film Series, now in its third year of showing a wide array of movies pertaining to racial justice, will be presenting “Just Mercy” on Wednesday, March 11, at 1, 4, and 7 pm. at the Marquis Theater.  The feature film, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who, with the help of young defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, appeals his murder conviction. “Just Mercy” is based on the memoir of the same name, written by Steven … (read more)

Racial justice group presents ‘Queen and Slim’

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury chapter of the national organization Showing Up for Racial Justice is presenting the first film of 2020: “Queen and Slim,” written by Emmy award-winner Lena Waithe, and starring Daniel Kaluuya, of “Get Out” fame, on Wednesday, … (read more)

Racial justice group to screen slavery film ‘Harriet’

MIDDLEBURY — The hit film “Harriet,” about the escaped slave who helped others African Americans get out of the slave states of the South, will be screened in Middlebury this week for one day only. The group Middlebury Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) … (read more)