Tropic Cinema will commemorate Black History Month this February with a pair of remarkable documentaries. We invite you to join us on February 13 and February 27 for two not-to-be-missed screenings.
THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR
February 13, 6:30 pm
At last month’s Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey dedicated a portion of her acceptance speech to the story of Recy Taylor: a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper who was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Taylor’s name was unfamiliar to many until that moment, but her story—and her connection to civil rights icon Rosa Parks—comes to the fore in Nancy Buirski’s new documentary THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR.
MAMA AFRICA: THE MANY VOICES OF MIRIAM MAKEBA
February 27, 6:30 pm
Mika Kaurismaki’s documentary MAMA AFRICA introduces a new generation of music fans to the legacy of world-famous singer Miriam Makeba. Makeba was the first South African musician to become an international star; she was also a tireless activist on behalf of both South Africans and African-Americans facing discrimination.