East Bay
East Bay
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
View other events for the week of 5/10/2019
Film & Discussion: Rosewood directed by John Singleton
Date Friday May 10
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooksberkeley [at]
Location Details
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704
May 10th, Friday 7 p.m. Film & Discussion: Rosewood. Rosewood is an unforgettable film directed by John Singleton, who died too young at 51 on April 29th. Singleton was a trailblazer, breaking down barriers as a young filmmaker. He was the first African American nominated for an Academy Award as Best Director in 1991 for Boyz n the Hood. (And to this day, no Black director has won Best Director). He was an inspiration to young filmmakers and was loved by many who saw themselves in his films.

Set in the small, mostly Black town of Rosewood, Florida, this 1997 film tells the true story of the Rosewood Massacre when people in this Black town were attacked by white mobs in 1923. Black people stood up against these attackers, but the town was burned to the ground and its residents were permanently driven out. The story itself was buried for over 60 years.

Added to the calendar on Friday May 3rd, 2019 4:50 PM

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


donate now

$ 157.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network