Videotheque 2018 – Wednesday, June 6th

The NHdocs Videotheque

Philip Marrett room, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street

Admission To All Screenings Is Free

Wednesday, June 6th – 12:00 PM

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (Richard Wormser, 2018)

Episode 2 Fighting Back (1896-1917)

“Fighting Back” chronicles what one Spanish-American War vet called “this infernal race prejudice” from 1896 to 1917, when Jim Crow laws were passed throughout the South, and were upheld by the Supreme Court in the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case. The hour also explores convict leasing, and recalls racial violence directed at blacks in Wilmington, N.C., and Atlanta. “Violence,” says historian Grace Hale, “is really essential to this system of segregation.” Richard Roundtree narrates.

Q&A with the filmmaker follows screening

Wednesday, June 6th – 2:30 PM

Love, Work and Knowledge: The Life and Trials of Wilhelm Reich (Glenn Orkin, 2017) – 110min – Connecticut Premiere 

Four days before the outbreak of World War ll, Dr. Wilhelm Reich – a prominent Austrian psychiatrist, physician and outspoken anti-Nazi – arrived in New York with a teaching visa from the New School for Social Research’s renowned ‘University in Exile


Q&A with the filmmaker follows screening