13th

13th

Selected by the Marketing and Public Relations Branch.

Selected by the Marketing and Public Relations Branch.

Ava DuVernay directed this powerful documentary detailing the history of the 13th Amendment and the impact it continues to have in today’s world. The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1865, officially abolished slavery and involuntary servitude—except as punishment for a crime, and the film makes a carefully researched argument demonstrating how with the help of the prison system this exception is still used to oppress African Americans, backed by interviews with activists, academics, and politicians such as Angela Davis, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Cory Booker. The film received a nomination for Best Documentary Feature for DuVernay, writer-producer Spencer Averick, and producer Howard Barish. 

DIRECTOR: Ava DuVernay. WRITTEN BY: Spencer Averick, Ava DuVernay. 2016. 100 min. USA. Color. English. DCP. 
Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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Fanny's Restaurant & Café
Fanny's Restaurant & Café

All guests who present a ticket for a film screening, Tuesday through Saturday (and the first Sunday of every month), receive 10% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages at Fanny's. Discount only applicable on the same day as the screening and cannot be redeemed for another screening or date. Dinner reservations can be made on OpenTable or Resy.

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