Mississippi Burning: 30th Anniversary Screening and Panel
Presented by The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 11:00AM
*Please note that there is no longer a 4:30pm showing.
Seven-time Academy Award-nominated Mississippi Burning was a thriller loosely based on the real-life case of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, two Jewish and an African American civil rights workers who were abducted and murdered in 1964. Starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe as two FBI agents assigned to investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers in fictional Jessup County, Mississippi. The investigation is met with hostility and backlash by the town’s residents, local police, and the Ku Klux Klan.
For the 30th anniversary, the film will be screened and a panel will be held afterward featuring the film’s producer, Frederick Zollo. Keith Beauchamp (producer and director of the documentary The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till) and Michael J.P. Reilly, co-writers of an upcoming feature film about the murder of Emmett Till. The panel will be moderated by Obie Award-winning producer Kelley Girod and David DiCerto, Programming Associate and Director of Program Administration respectively at The Sheen Center.
Screening – 11AM
Panel – 1:30PM
*Student rush tickets will be available an hour before the event for $10 with a valid current student ID