Our resident film critic and Institute Fellow Dr. Scott Churchill selects leading films as they are released year-round and assigns several for members to watch on their own and then come together to discuss as the Institute. Learning from Dr. Churchill, guest critics, and each other, we become “better” filmgoers, which means that we watch with enlightened, thus more delighted eyes.
Discussing Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix)
Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a recording session.
Oscar winner Viola Davis plays the Mother of the Blues opposite Chadwick Boseman in this adaptation of August Wilson's play.