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Free Screening of Spike Lee's "When the Levees Broke—Parts I and II"

  • University of Memphis 3720 Alumni Avenue Memphis, TN, 38111 United States (map)

Spike Lee’s documentary about Hurricane Katrina provides a searing lens into the hours leading up to the storm and the personal experiences of the devastation that followed. This event is organized in conjunction with Memphis Reads, whose 2016 book choice Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward focuses on the days before the storm hit in a poor, rural African American community on the Mississippi gulf coast.

Sponsored by the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, University of Memphis African and African American Studies, University of Memphis African American Literature Concentration, Memphis Reads, International Paper, and Follett. This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee. It is also funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

This screening is free and open to the Public. Reception will begin at 5:30, with the film starting at 6 p.m.

The screening will take place in 304 University Center, Bluff Room

Convenient Parking for guests can be found at the Zach Curlin Garage