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Soul Cinema 2018 – A Celebration of Black History Month

Posted on 01/26/18 by JoAnn Rose, AARP Missouri

AARP in St. Louis is proud to present our second annual film festival – Soul Cinema – celebrating Black History Month!

February 16th and 17th, AARP St. Louis will present 3 FREE films for members and their guests at the Regal Stadium 18 at St. Louis Mills Mall in Hazelwood.  These films celebrate the African American culture and the achievements of a small group of African American actors.  Check out our lineup for 2018!

Friday, February 16th at 7:00 pm

Detroit – (Rated R) In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession. By the end of the night, three unarmed men are gunned down while several others are brutally beaten.

February 17th at 11:00 am

The Shack – (Rated PG) After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever. 

February 17th at 3:00 pm 

SPECIAL SCREENING!!  This is an opening weekend screening* that we cannot promote in advance.  Be on the lookout for more information on our webpage or through an email invite.

 *The studio for this film does not allow us to promote this screening to non-AARP individuals nor in advance of the email invite.  Therefore, an email invite to a random listing of members will be sent 1 week prior to the screening.

Registration is required.  To reserve your seat for Detroit and/or The Shack, click here.  Seats will fill up fast!

See you at the movies!

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