Directed by Johanna Hamilton and Yoruba Richen (USA, 2022, 101 min.). English.
Join us for a special screening in celebration of the Roxbury International Film Festival’s 25th year! Based on the bestselling biography of the same name by Jeanne Theoharis and executive produced by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, this crucial documentary about the “mother of the civil rights movement,” Rosa Parks, is a comprehensive telling of the icon’s lifelong dedication to activism. The film chronicles her historic role in the Montgomery bus boycott, her work in politics alongside Congressman John Conyers in Detroit, and the many causes along the way—from voting rights to reparations—she fearlessly championed until her death in 2005.
Co-presented with the Boston Globe's A Beautiful Resistance initiative, the Boston Globe Black History Month Film Festival, and Embrace Boston. Followed by a Q&A with the director moderated by Callie Crossley.
With English subtitles