Ginny and Davyd discuss Gardening after a special event screening of the documentary film, The Gardener (2016) about Frank (Francis) Cabot and his Garden in Quebec, Canada.
Photography from the Royal Wedding screening. Bright and early very well dressed guests arrived at a/ptr. Our event included Maddie Gardner from WYFM2, Mimosas, Tea, Macarons from The Humble Bee Shoppe, and Fasteners!
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.
Our film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing work to find justice for countless women like Taylor. The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning.
Gallery of Images from one of a/pertures many trivia nights. Aperture’s Movie Trivia is held every month at a different venue in Winston-Salem with different categories organized and hosted by Gray Gordon.
In April, Producer Summer Shelton visited a/perture cinema on the opening weekend for her film Keep The Change kicking off multiple screenings followed by Q&A’s. During the 2018 Spirit Awards Summer was awarded the Piaget Producers award for the film. We were so glad to have her speak along with our other guests from iCan House that told us what they thought about the film.
Wilmington on Fire is a new feature-length documentary that chronicles The Wilmington Massacre of 1898. The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is considered one of the only successful examples of a violent overthrow of an existing government and left countless numbers of African-Americans dead and exiled from the city. This event was the spring board for the White Supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout the state of North Carolina and the American South. This incident has been barely mentioned and has been omitted from most history books. It was not until 2006, after the North Carolina General Assembly published a report on it, that the tragedy became known to the general public.
Anna Fields, Author and Filmmaker, joined us for a special screening of her film in progress which was followed by a book signing and Q&A. Field’s book The Girl in the Show is a humorous restrospective of commediennes, exploring the ways in which women’s comedy and women’s liberation have evolved together.