Loading Events
This event has passed.
Join WRL as we celebrate Black History Month viewing the following films and documentaries:

February 6 – In the Heat of the Night (1967, 1 hour 50 minutes) NR

  • The 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison tells the story of Virgil Tibbs, a Black police detective from Philadelphia, who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a small town in Mississippi.
February 13 – Respect (2021, 2 hour 25 minutes) PG13
  • Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
February 20 – History Half Told is Untold (2021, 60 minutes) NR
  • The Let Freedom Ring Foundation presents the documentary that gives an in-depth look into the history of the Historic First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, the oldest continually active African American church in the United States established by both free and enslaved blacks. A Q&A will follow the film.
February 27 – King Richard  (2021, 2 hours 24 minutes) PG13
  • Richard Williams is determined to write his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into the history books. Training on tennis courts in Compton, Richard shapes the girls’ adamant commitment and intense intuition. Together, the Williams family defies the odds.

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!