Counter Histories: Rock Hill

Sponsored by Preston Allen, NAACP /  SLO Branch & Unity of SLO Church

It’s 1961 and the Civil Rights movement is stalled with protest after protest, arrest after arrest, in the segregated South. Students at a small local Baptist college in Rock Hill, South Carolina, decide to sit in at their local lunch counter. They get arrested, go to jail and remain there. Their action brings the national attention the movement seeks and becomes an important incident in the social justice movement. With excellent reenactments and creative visuals, Counter Histories: Rock Hill breaks with documentary conventions to connect with a new audience and tie the historical movement to present day struggles. 56 min. USA. Watch the trailer here

Thursday, March 15 – 4:30 – Downtown Cinemas
Friday, March 16 – 10am – Downtown Cinemas
Saturday, March 17 – 1:30pm – Downtown Cinemas

Director/Producer: Fr3der1ck Taylor