Film Screenings: Evolving Perspectives on Race
September 18 @ 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral will host a double feature film program and conversation on racial justice with the Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas (Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Seminary and Canon Theologian at Washington National Cathedral) and Dr. Greg Garrett (Professor of English at Baylor University and Theologian in Residence at the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris). The program will include screenings of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) at 10:30 am and Do the Right Thing (1989) at 2:30 pm, followed by a discussion with Drs. Douglas and Garrett moderated by the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, and a closing service of Evensong. Admission is free and health protocols will be followed.
Canon Douglas is a noted theologian, speaker, and preacher, as well as the author of multiple books, including the seminal Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God (2015). Dr. Garrett is the author of two dozen books, including A Long, Long Way: Hollywood’s Unfinished Journey to Reconciliation (2020). The two friends and colleagues have discussed how films can lead us into deeper engagement with racism, inequity, and racial healing at Washington National Cathedral, Trinity Church Wall Street, and elsewhere, and were co-founders of the Long, Long Way Film Festival at the National Cathedral, a program screening significant historical and contemporary films on race.