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Check out the film co-presented by HCAS and UHD as part of Citizenship Month, A LESSON BEFORE DYING.
Free Screening - Tonight (11/20) at 7:00pm - Sundance Cinemas
Based on the New York Times bestselling novel, A Lesson Before Dying stars Don Cheadle and Cicely Tyson, who both received Emmy nominations for their performances. This skillfully wrought film, directed by Joseph Sargent, tells the story of Grant Wiggins, an African American man who has become resigned to racial injustice in the 1940s South. After graduating from college, Wiggins comes home to teach in the same one-room school of his youth.
Struggling to make a difference in an oppressive time and place, he is called upon to visit the local prison. There, he meets a simple man who has been wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death. It falls upon Wiggins to enrich the man’s life, a life he cannot save.
Watch the trailer for A LESSON BEFORE DYING here: http://youtu.be/v9aFk6-n6X0http://houstoncinemaartsfestival.org/films/a-lesson-before-dying