BRATTLEBORO — A new monthly film series at the Latchis Theatre begins with a focus on Black voices.
The monthly Spotlight Film Series is curated to feature films on a different theme each month, focusing on different voices in filmmaking. Films are shown on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at the Latchis Theatre, and admission is by suggested donation of $10.
November’s theme is Black Voices and features four films that spotlight Black directors, performers and creators. November’s Spotlight series is sponsored by Hermit Thrush Brewery.
The series opens today with “Get Out,” Jordan Peele’s funny, scary and thought-provoking 2017 film that weaves sharp social critiques into an innovative and entertaining horror/comedy thriller.
Spotlight continues Nov. 12, with “Queen & Slim,” Melina Matsoukas’ stylish, provocative and hard-hitting feature film about a first date that takes an unexpected turn when a routine traffic stop escalates into violence, and Queen & Slim go on the run, ultimately becoming symbols of trauma and grief for people all over the country.
On Nov. 19, the Spotlight shines on “Fruitvale Station,” a 2013 feature film based on a true story. Released from prison, Oscar Grant is trying to live a clean life, but he becomes swept up in a New Year’s Eve altercation that ends in tragedy.
The Black Voices series continues with a special week-long run from Nov. 26 through Dec. 1 of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” This animated, child-friendly action/adventure from 2018 won praise from audiences and critics alike as possibly the best Spider-Man movie ever made.
Proceeds from Spotlight Series films benefit the nonprofit Latchis Arts. More information is available online at latchis.com.