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June 15

The 15 Film Series: Fruitvale Station

Clayborn Reborn will partner with On Location: Memphis this summer to bring The 15 Film Series to the space, screening 15 films over the course of 15 weeks, beginning June 15 with the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station. The series is presented by First Tennessee Foundation’s ArtsFirst. Fruitvale Station is the story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Block party begins at 6 p.m., film at 8:30 p.m.

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June 22

The 15 Film Series: Verge Memphis

Clayborn Reborn will partner with On Location: Memphis this summer to bring The 15 Film Series to the space, screening 15 films over the course of 15 weeks. The series is presented by First Tennessee Foundation’s ArtsFirst. On June 22, join us for Verge Memphis - a Memphis Made Film highlighting the journeys of 7 Indie Memphis Artists building their careers on the back drop of the music scene in the legendary city of Rock and Soul.

Block party begins at 6 p.m., film begins at 8:30 p.m.

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June 29

The 15 Film Series: The Invaders

Clayborn Reborn will partner with On Location: Memphis this summer to bring The 15 Film Series to the space, screening 15 films over the course of 15 weeks. The series is presented by First Tennessee Foundation’s ArtsFirst. Join us June 29 for The Invaders - inspired by militant black leaders like Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael, a new, radicalized generation of civil rights activists made up of young college students, Vietnam vets, musicians, and intellectuals emerged in Memphis in 1967. The Invaders espoused Black Power and, when pushed, did not limit themselves to non-violence. Prichard Smith uncovers the history and significance of the often- overlooked group, detailing their surprising behind- the-scenes involvement with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the pivotal days leading up to his assassination.

Block party begins at 6 p.m., film begins at 8:30 p.m.

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July 6

The 15 Film Series: Hallelujah

Clayborn Reborn will partner with On Location: Memphis this summer to bring The 15 Film Series to the space, screening 15 films over the course of 15 weeks. The series is presented by First Tennessee Foundation’s ArtsFirst. Join us July 6 for Hallelujah – Filmed in Tennessee and Arkansas and chronicling the troubled quest of a sharecropper, Zeke Johnson (Haynes), and his relationship with the seductive Chick (McKinney), Hallelujah was one of the first all-black films by a major studio. It was intended for a general audience and was considered so risky a venture by MGM that they required King Vidor to invest his own salary in the production. Vidor expressed an interest in “showing the Southern Negro as he is” and attempted to present a relatively non-stereotyped view of African-American life.

Block party begins at 6 p.m., film begins at 8:30 p.m.

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July 13

The 15 Film Series: Orange Mound, Tennessee

Clayborn Reborn will partner with On Location: Memphis this summer to bring The 15 Film Series to the space, screening 15 films over the course of 15 weeks. The series is presented by First Tennessee Foundation’s ArtsFirst. Join us July 13 for Orange Mound, Tennessee: America’s Community – The film celebrates Orange Mound, a centrally located historical community in Memphis, TN. Orange Mound is the first community established by African Americans where they could build and own property.

Block party begins at 6 p.m., film begins at 8:30 p.m.

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