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The Recy Taylor Film - Opening Gala Event

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Join us for our Opening Gala Screening, Live Pre-screening Performance and Q&A of Recy Taylor, one of America's unsung heroes.

Synopsis:- Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black wife and mother, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. At the acceptance of her lifetime achievement awards at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey told the world,we should know about her story.

DATE: Thursday 30 August

DOORS OPEN: 6:45pm

PROGRAMME STARTS: 7:00pm

RATING: 15

LINK TO THE TRAILER: https://youtu.be/SCEfwSNv9v8

Guardian ★★★★

Independent ★★★★

Evening Standard ★★★★

Financial Times ★★★★

Time Out ★★★★

The Upcoming ★★★★

Eye for Film ★★★★1/2

HeyUGuys ★★★

The Times ★★★

Observer ★★★

REVIEWS

Guardian ★★★★

"vigorous and wide-ranging film”
"harrowing and very instructive documentary from Nancy Buirski"

Independent ★★★★

“Quietly devastating documentary about harrowing crime“

Evening Standard ★★★★

“her proud voice grabs you and won’t let go“

Time Out ★★★★

“a blistering howl of protest“

Financial Times ★★★★

“A strong film: chastening, shocking, steeped in fractious ironies“

“A special documentary that gives old events new force“
“Flares bright again in the #MeToo epoch“

The Upcoming ★★★★

"a fascinating and heartbreaking story of the fight for racial justice"

The Times ★★★

“Important documentary exists to give voice to the voiceless”

“Appropriately honours the legions of black women continually sidelined by history.”

HeyUGuys ★★★

“a genuinely moving account of one woman’s fight for justice”

“Urgent and timely”

Observer ★★★

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/may/27/the-rape-of-recy-taylor-review-documentary

Kermode and Mayor’s Film Review – BBC Radio 5 Live

“Very, very powerful... sensitive and harrowing”

“A very fine and very powerful piece of work”

“Worth seeing under any circumstances”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b39rd6

[Starts at 26 mins 54 secs and runs to 30 mins 38 secs]

Variety

“In the highly charged political and social environment of today's America and today's Alabama, the bald facts of this case, however they are communicated, remain acutely provocative“

Hollywood Reporter
“With lucidity and deep feeling, Nancy Buirski's documentary maps an ugly trail of injustice and then widens its lens to pay tribute to the women of color whose refusal to be silent helped drive the evolution of the Civil Rights movement”

Indie Wire

Nancy Buirski’s Wrenching Documentary Is More Relevant Than Ever

Eye for Film ★★★★1/2
“An intelligent, incisive documentary that illustrates how events in that small town in 1944 still matter today”

Flickfilosopher

"Enraging, and eye-opening, the beginning of the antidote for how black women’s lives get erased in America. Tells a story that we should recognize as epic."


For More Information visit www.iwilltell.com

PLEASE NOTE: Children below the age of 15 would not be allowed access to the screening.

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