Directed by Jane Gillooly (USA, 2018, 85 min.). Digital.
The death of Michael Brown, shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in 2014, was national news after protests erupted. But the history of Ferguson, a formerly whites-only “sundown town,” and Kinloch, a neighboring black town that is now semi-abandoned, is not well known. Incorporating interviews with residents of Kinloch and Ferguson, Where the Pavement Ends explores the relationship between these two towns. Beginning with a 1960s blockade separating then-white Ferguson from black Kinloch, the film depicts a micro-history of race relations in America and examines how past injustices prefigure those of today. Directed by Boston filmmaker and SMFA at Tufts professor Jane Gillooly, who grew up in Ferguson, Where the Pavement Ends explores the connections between two locations, on opposite sides of Ferguson, and two moments in time that have been defined by racial strife.
Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival. Followed by a discussion with filmmakers Jane Gillooly, Khary Saeed Jones, and Aparna Agrawal, and Lisa Simmons of ROXFILM.