Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020
07:30PM 07:30PM *CANCELED* Watchmen, screening: University Event Topic: Academics,Arts,Diversity,Entertainment,HumanitiesDepartment / Organization: Arts at Emory,Emory Filmmakers,Film & Media StudiesSeries: Emory CinemathequeEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: Free; no ticket required.Contact Name: Gary FessendenContact Phone: 404-727-0589Contact Email: gfessen@emory.eduLink: http://filmstudies.emory.edu/home/THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED/CANCELED. Any updates for future events and rescheduled performances will be posted online and on the Arts at Emory calendar. Visit here for more information on Emory University’s response to COVID-19. Emory Cinematheque presents for Spring 2020 African-Americans in American Film Watchmen: episodes S1, Ep1 & 2: It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice / Martial Feats of Horseman- ship (dir. Nicole Kassell, 2019; 60 + 60 min.) Introduced by Louis Gossett Jr. Set in an alternate history in 1985 where Robert Redford has been president for 30 years, police officers wear masks to protect their identities from a skeptical public and superheroes are forced to live on the margins of society after a government crackdown, HBO’s Watchmen embraces and explodes the idea of nostalgia, creating a universe that mirrors contemporary society while simultaneously pushing against it. Based on the groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, the series explores the ongoing racial and political tensions of society, how we got here, and if real freedom is ever a possibility.  With Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson and Louis Gossett, Jr. Recommended Parking: Oxford Road Parking Deck or Fishburne Parking Deck + White Hall 208<br>301 Dowman Dr, <br>Atlanta, GA 30307 Campus Events
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