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August 2018

Mosque in Morgantown

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Free Admission! Mosque In Morgantown follows one woman’s campaign for change against extremism in her West Virginia mosque, throwing the community into turmoil and raising questions that cut to the heart of American Islam. When former Wall Street Journal journalist and single mother Asra Q. Nomani returns from working in Pakistan to her hometown mosque in Morgantown, West Virginia, she believes she sees signs of trouble: exclusion of women, intolerance toward non-believers, and suspicion of the West. She finds such signs…

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En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day)

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Free Admission! En El Séptimo Día (On The Seventh Day) is a fiction feature from director Jim McKay which follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days. Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers, and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team's captain…

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I Am Not Your Negro

August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Free Admission! I Am Not Your Negro is an examination of racism in America through the lens of James Baldwin’s unfinished book, Remember This House. Intended as an account of the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., each of whom James Baldwin personally knew, only a 30-page manuscript of the book was ever completed. Combining Baldwin’s manuscript with footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history, I Am Not Your Negro uses Baldwins words to illuminate the pervasiveness of American…

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Strong Island

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Free Admission! Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy - from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death. It is the story of the Ford family: Barbara Dunmore, William Ford and their three children and how their lives were shaped by the enduring shadow of race in America. In April 1992,…

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A Fantastic Woman

August 17 @ 7:00 pm
UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Screening Friday, August 17, 2018, 7pm Matinee Saturday, August 18, 2018, 3pm Screening Saturday, August 18, 2018, 7pm Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina's birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able…

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