Carteret Presents a Series of Black History Month Films Throughout February


originally published: 02/03/2022

(CARTERET, NJ) the Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center will present a series of Black History Month films on Saturdays in February. The film series will feature films featuring African American history and black actors in prominent roles. All movies in the series are free and suitable for families. You do not need to be a resident of Carteret to attend.

“Black history is American history and Carteret is proud to celebrate the contributions, history and culture of African Americans throughout the year,” Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman said. “This FREE movie series is a great opportunity for families to celebrate black history and experience the brand new Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center.”

Two films will be screened at the brand new 1,600-seat Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center on Saturday February 5, including The pursuit of happiness, a biopic starring Will Smith as Chris Gardner, a homeless salesman who later formed a multi-million dollar brokerage firm, at 1:00 p.m.; and Buffalo Soldiers at 3:00 p.m., which tells the story of African-American soldiers who served on the Western frontier after the American Civil War.

Saturday, February 19 will feature The best of enemies at 1:00 p.m., which focuses on the rivalry between civil rights activist Ann Atwater and Ku Klux Klan leader CP Ellis; and King Richard at 3:00 p.m., the true story of Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, who led his daughters to become tennis superstars.

The Black History film series concludes on Saturday, February 26 with The story of Gabby Douglas, about the African-American gold medalist gymnast, at 1 p.m.; and just mercybased on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, at 3:00 p.m.

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