Emancipation

Showings

Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, Dec 30, 2022 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, Jan 1 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, Jan 2 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, Jan 3 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Jan 4 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Jan 5 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:132 minutes
Rating:R
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Trailer:https://youtu.be/wafyhTpWpUs
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Antoine Fuqua
Cast:Will Smith
Ben Foster
Charmaine Bingwa
Gilbert Owuor

Description

"Emancipation" tells the triumphant story of Peter (Will Smith), a man who escapes from slavery, relying on his wits, unwavering faith and deep love for his family to evade cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on his quest for freedom.


The film is inspired by the 1863 photos of "Whipped Peter," taken during a Union Army medical examination, that first appeared in Harper's Weekly.


One image, known as "The Scourged Back," which shows Peter’s bare back mutilated by a whipping delivered by his enslavers, ultimately contributed to growing public opposition to slavery.