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2 Films Exploring Rochester’s History of Racism

Screening & Discussion

Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 7:00pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Doors at 6:30pm

General admission. No advance tickets or RSVP required. Admission is first-come, first-served.

July ’64

It was the Long Hot Summer of 1964… Violence erupted at a street dance on a hot, July night in 1964 when a routine arrest took a turn for the worse — and set the stage for three days of conflict and unrest that ended with the National Guard being called to a northern city for the first time during the civil rights era.

July ’64 is a documentary that examines the causes and effects of a watershed event in the history of Rochester, New York; and offers viewers and community groups a springboard to discuss critical issues still facing Americans today.

Not Rated | 55m | 2006 | Documentary | USA | English
Directed by Carvin Eison

July ’64 is a production of ImageWordSound, presented by Independent Television Service (ITVS), National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and WXXI-TV with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding provided by the New York State Assembly and the Housing Education Fund of Rochester Area Community Foundation.

Home: Access Denied

Home: Access Denied is a short film about the history and legacy of residential segregation in Greater Rochester and the ways ordinary people are participating in civic action to create a more welcoming, just, and inclusive community. The film explores the stories of two families and their lived experiences shaped by the neighborhoods they call home. One family living in a ‘greenlined’ suburb and the other in an urban ‘redlined’ neighborhood, each confronting the deprivations of segregation.

A production of the Antiracist Curriculum Project

Not Rated | 22m | 2023 | Documentary | USA | English
Directed by Carvin Eison

This film was made possible with the support of: The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, Rochester Area Community Foundation, Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS, NeighborWorks America