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National Cathedral Screens ‘Glory,’ ‘Harriet’ with Panel Discussions on Race and Justice

The historic Washington National Cathedral is hosting a three-event interactive film series intended to further the Cathedral’s missional priorities of racial reconciliation and justice on February 28-29 at the Cathedral.

Taking its name from a quotation by Dr. Martin Luther King, the “Long, Long Way Film Weekend” includes the screening of two landmark films made 30 years apart that explore race and bravery in the face of prejudice. The films are followed by informed panel discussions by academics, theologians and filmmakers, including NPR newscaster Korva Coleman as moderator at both sessions.

  • The Oscar-winning 1989 film Glory, starring Denzel Washington, follows the black soldiers of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment as they fight in the Civil War. The movie screens at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 28. Tickets for the screening of Glory can be acquired here.
  • Saturday, February 29’s film is 2019’s Harriet, featuring an Oscar-nominated performance by Cynthia Erivo. It depicts the heroic missions of Harriet Tubman as she risked her life leading escaped slaves to freedom by means of the Underground Railroad. Tickets for the screening of Harriet can be found here. Harriet begins at 6 p.m.

Admission for either film is $15, $10 for military and students.

An afternoon workshop featuring roundtable discussions moderated by Cathedral Director of Programs Michelle Dibblee takes place Saturday, February 29. For information call 202-537-6200 or [email protected].

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