Upcoming showings for the 2015 season

American Denial
October 4, 5:00 p.m. - Old Town Library
with Elizabeth Sink, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Speech Communication, Colorado State University

In the wake of recent events that have sparked a national dialogue on race dynamics, American Denial explores the impact of unconscious biases around race and class, using Gunnar Myrdal’s investigation of Jim Crow racism. Swedish researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal whose study, An American Dilemma (1944), provided a provocative inquiry into the dissonance between stated beliefs and what is perpetuated and allowed in the name of those beliefs. His inquiry into the United States’ racial psyche becomes a lens for modern inquiry into how denial, cognitive dissonance, and unrecognized, unconscious attitudes continue to dominate racial dynamics in American life.

Central Park Five
October 11, 3:00 p.m. - Old Town Library
with Suzanne Kent, PhD, Instructor, Department of Anthropology and Office of International Programs, Colorado State University

The Central Park Five, a film from award winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.


Poudre River Public Library District

Old Town Library
201 Peterson Street
Fort Collins, Colorado

Admission is free.


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