A film by S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell C. Metcalf
July 1865. Over 4 million slaves have been freed. Forced to roam the antebellum countryside, and ill prepared to cope with the realities of their new found freedom, the freed slaves formed ‘benevolent societies’ throughout the South to respond to the abject hunger, illness and the fear of a pauper’s grave. Set in rural Alabama, the film traces the development, struggles and gradual loss of tradition of one of the last remaining benevolent societies in America, known as ‘The Fair Hope Benevolent Society,’ and provides an unprecedented look at its complex and morally ambiguous world.
Post-screening: “A Converstion with S. Epatha Merkserson & Rockell C. Metcal
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Tomorrow Morning 9-11am: The RIFF Closing Brunch!
Sunday, June 17, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
Dear RIFF Supporters and Friends!
Tomorrow morning please join us for the Closing Brunch Program of the 14th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival. There is a cover charge at the door for $25 ~
RSVP Required- Pay at Door - Space Limited!
RIFF Closing Brunch!
When you are looking for soul, spice and all that jazz, just look around the corner.
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen serves up great southern and comfort food and signature cocktails with a side of the best jazz in Boston.
Special Guest: Producer and Actress S. Epatha Merkerson
604 Columbus Avenue
$25.00 -RSVP Required- Pay at Door - Space Limited!
Closing Night Film: The Contradictions of Fair Hope
Starts: June 17, 2012 @ 2:30 pm
Place: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115