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FILM: Harriet

February 22, 2020, Saturday, 2pm 
Encore Presentation

Harriet, anchored by Cynthia Erivo’s precise and passionate performance in the title role, is a rousing and powerful drama, respectful of both the historical record and the cravings of modern audiences. The story of Tubman’s escape from enslavement on a Maryland farm and her subsequent leadership in the Underground Railroad is conveyed in bold, emphatic strokes. Villainy and virtue are clearly marked, and the evil that Tubman resisted is illuminated alongside her bravery. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
For her performance, Cynthia Erivo received nominations at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild, as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song ("Stand Up”). From A. O. Scott, NY Times, October 31, 2019  
Stars: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn       (PG-13,2h)