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Ackland Film Forum: “The Underground Railroad” First Virtual Screening
September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Ackland Film Forum and the Department of English and Comparative Literature will host two virtual screenings (Tuesdays, September 21 and September 28, 8 p.m.) and a virtual roundtable discussion (Tuesday, October 5, 7 p.m.) in celebration of the department’s 225th anniversary. See below for full details.
First Virtual Screening
Tuesday, September 21, 8-10 p.m.
“Chapter 1: Georgia”
“Chapter 2: South Carolina”
Tonight’s First Virtual Screening features the first two episodes of The Underground Railroad series: “Chapter 1: Georgia” and “Chapter 2: South Carolina.” We invite you to watch along with us and chat with series organizers within the streaming platform. This virtual event will be held as an Amazon Prime Video Watch Party and viewers must have access to their own Amazon Prime account to join the Watch Party. The Watch Party link will be sent via email to registered participants on the day of the program (Tuesday, September 21, before 8 p.m.). Viewers must access the Watch Party on desktop browsers (except Apple Safari and Internet Explorer) or on FireTV devices in the Prime Video app. For full Amazon Prime Watch Party FAQs, click here: https://www.amazon.com/adlp/watchparty.
About “Chapter 1: Georgia”
When Caesar convinces Cora to escape form the Randall plantation in Georgia their lives are irrevocably changed. They discover the impossible in an underground railroad which takes them on an unexpected journey and reveals the true face of America. 1 h 8 min, 18 + — Amazon Prime Video
About “Chapter 2: South Carolina”
Griffin, South Carolina — a seeming paradise of progress and racial harmony that hides dark secrets, especially secrets of “Bessie” and “Christian.” Meanwhile, bounty hunter Arnold Ridgeway begins his pursuit of Cora. 1 h 6 min, 18 + — Amazon Prime Video
Content advisory for The Underground Railroad: Smoking, alcohol use, substance use, sexual violence, portrayals of suicide, nudity, violence, foul language.