Crossing Overtown-A Film Screening

DateOctober 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Time06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States


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Crossing Overtown examines the integral role Miami would play in the national civil rights movement and the long narrative of racial conflict that still resonates in the national conversation. Overtown is the oldest Black community in Miami and it would bear witness to the full arc of the civil rights movement. Delrish Moss, a former Miami Police officer and a son of Overtown, would eventually carry the lessons of that history to Ferguson, Missouri becoming the first African American Chief of a Police Department in need of reform.

Doors open at 6:00 pm for a meet and greet with Director Scott Barnett & Executive Producer Johanna Vega. The 57-minute film begins at 7:00 pm with a Q&A directly following.

About Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers – a program of South Arts: The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers works with a regional network of Screening Partners to connect independent documentary filmmakers with communities across the Southeast to present screenings and conversations around important stories and the art of filmmaking. Since Southern Circuit’s inception in 1975, hundreds of filmmakers have toured, sharing their work and perspectives with over one hundred Screening Partner communities throughout South Arts’ nine-state region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee).