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Black History Month Film Series


February 9, 2024
7:00 pm
Venue: Capitol Theatre


Duration: 2 hours 12 minutes
Rating: R
Price: FREE
Movie characters Queen and Slim leaning on front of car

To commemorate Black History Month 2024, the Appell Center has collaborated with four prominent York County community members to curate an exclusive film series. Each feature portrays the struggles, triumphs and challenges faced by these historical individuals and in significant periods of time. They are stories that simply must be told and retold… stories that continue to influence those that experience them.

Through the generous support of the Racial Equity Fund offered through the York County Community Foundation, admission to all four movies in the series is free.

  • Hidden Figures (Sun, 2/4) – selected by Helen Tafesse
  • Queen and Slim (Fri, 2/9) – selected by Rich Craighead
  • Selma (Sun, 2/18) – selected by Samantha Dorm
  • A Man Called Adam (Fri, 2/23) – selected by Jeff Kirkland

Each film screening will open with remarks by its curator, detailing why they think the movie should be shared with the York community, and how it has significantly impacted their lives.

Queen and Slim
On a first date, a black man and woman are stopped by a policeman over a minor traffic infraction. As the situation spirals, the man kills the officer in self-defense, forcing the two to go on the run. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives discover themselves in the most dire of circumstances, forging a powerful love that shapes the rest of their lives. Don’t miss this unflinching drama from Emmy®-winning writer Lena Waithe and Grammy Award-winning director Melina Matsoukas.

Meet the Curator

Richard Craighead

Richard Craighead is the owner of RichandSons Construction. He is the former president of the NAACP York Branch, current head of the YWCA York Racial Justice Committee, and a board member for multiple York institutions.

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