This Friday night October 26th at 7pm at Mershon Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University don’t miss an evening with the legendary Harry Belafonte. The Wexner Center For The Arts will present a special screening of the critically acclaimed movie “Sing Your Song” directed by Susanne Rostock. “Sing Your Song” was chosen to open the U.S. Documentary Competition section of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film also aired on HBO and is the recipient of numerous awards including the NAACP Image Award. “Sing Your Song” chronicles the life and times of Harry Belafonte.
This special evening begins with the local premiere screening of Sing Your Song, an intimate and inspiring documentary about singer, actor, and activist Harry Belafonte’s extraordinary life and commitment to humanitarian causes. From his rise to fame as a singer and his experiences touring a segregated country, to his provocative work and crossover success in Hollywood, Belafonte’s groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement.
After the movie Belafonte discusses his experiences with Michelle Alexander, an associate professor in Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law and a faculty affiliate of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. She is the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010), which has been featured on MSNBC, NPR, The Bill Moyers Journal, The Tavis Smiley Show, C-SPAN, and The Colbert Report.
General Admission Info
$20 general public
$75 general public VIP
$50 member, senior VIP
Free for students