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African-American Film Festival: The Great Debaters

Audience Advisory:
Rated PG-13
Academy Award Winner Denzel Washington. Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker. The Great Debaters movie poster. One of the Best Pictures of the Year! - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.

Host: William “Bill” Nix

ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education

Feb 15, 2022 |Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Based on a true story, THE GREAT DEBATERS stars Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and Nate Parker. Set in the 1930s, this film relates the struggles of an all black college debate team to gain equality against their white counterparts at a time when Jim Crow laws were in effect and African-Americans feared for their lives everyday. Led by Coach Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington), these underdogs rise above insurmountable odds to achieve victory. (2007, 2 hours 6 minutes)

Each film will be preceded by an engaging introduction and followed with a question and answer session moderated by Mr. Nix.

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  • Guests aged 2 and over are required to wear a CDC approved mask that completely covers the nose, mouth and under the chin.
  • All guests aged 5 and over are required to present documentation (printed or digital) of a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of full vaccination status. No home testing will be accepted.

Review the full policy details and requirements at kravis.org/healthsafety

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Academy Award Winner Denzel Washington. Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker. The Great Debaters movie poster. One of the Best Pictures of the Year! - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.

YOUR HEALTH. YOUR SAFETY. OUR PRIORITY.

The Kravis Center remains committed to your health and safety, and that of our artists, staff and volunteers. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Center. Like many other performing arts centers throughout the country, we have implemented new health and safety protocols to ensure your comfort and enjoyment while visiting the Center.

  • Guests aged 2 and over are required to wear a CDC approved mask that completely covers the nose, mouth and under the chin.
  • All guests aged 5 and over are required to present documentation (printed or digital) of a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of full vaccination status. No home testing will be accepted.

Review the full policy details and requirements at kravis.org/healthsafety

Unauthorized Ticket Distributors

To avoid overpaying for your Kravis Center tickets, always purchase them from our official website, kravis.org. Outside ticketing companies and ticket brokers often appear to be trustworthy, but they are not affiliated with the Kravis Center. As a result, tickets purchased through these unauthorized ticket distributors are often double or triple the cost. We cannot provide customer service notifications or refunds for tickets purchased from unauthorized sites, unauthorized ticket distributors or brokers. View page for more information.

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