Films to be shown as part of Black History Month

The “Films 4 Thought” film series will be held at Western Carolina University throughout February as part of Black History Month activities.

Sponsored by WCU’s Lectures, Concerts and Exhibitions Series, and the Honors College Humanities Program, the film screenings are free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted. All films will be shown twice, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 6 – Written by Spike Lee, “Bamboozled” is a satire of network television’s pitfalls and prejudices, and a look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a television writer’s rise and tragic downfall.

Wednesday, Feb. 7 – Marlon Riggs’ Emmy Award-winning documentary “Ethnics Notions” traces the stereotypes that have fueled anti-black prejudice during American history.

Monday, Feb. 12 – A controversial faux documentary, “CSA” (short for Confederate States of America), takes a look at what America would be like if the South had won the Civil War.

Monday, Feb. 19, and Wednesday, Feb. 21 – The movie classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” based on Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, tells the story of an Alabama lawyer who agrees to defend a young black man accused of raping a white woman.

For more information about the series, contact Rebecca Saunders at A.K. Hinds University Center at (828) 227-3622.