AAMI October Documentary Series @ African American Museum of Iowa
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm
AAMI October Documentary Series @ African American Museum of Iowa

Museums have, more recently, been challenged with lending a voice to issues of social justice (and injustice). The African American Museum of Iowa recognizes this charge and understands the Museum’s growing role in its responsibility to demonstrate history’s direct impact on our present societal culture and climate. By screening these important documentaries, we are opening the door to honest dialogue, discovery, reflection, and even resolution. Documentaries can offer authentic and untold stories that can serve to fill gaps, expose truth and give a deeper meaning. We hope you will join us at the Cedar Rapids Public Library for these real conversations.

Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session facilitated by a community leader.

Doors open at 5 PM. Screenings will begin at 5:30.

👉🏾 Please visit http://bit.ly/AAMIdocseries for film descriptions and further details.

📽️ Documentaries:

October 10 – The Uncomfortable Truth: The History of Racism in America
Presented by Jorel Robinson, Community Organizer and City Council Candidate

October 17 – Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice
Presented by Dr. Ruth White, Executive Director of The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success.

October 24 – Great White Hoax: Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America
Presented by Anthony Arrington, Managing Partner at Top Rank Solutions

Hocus Pocus at NewBo City Market! @ NewBo City Market
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hocus Pocus at NewBo City Market! @ NewBo City Market

They’re back, witches! Come see this Halloween favorite for free at NewBo City Market!
This cult classic tells a tale of three witch sisters resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. This event is free and open to the public!

Want to keep the Halloween fun rolling? Join us for Rocky Horror Picture Show! later in the night!

Rocky Horror Picture Show! @ NewBo City Market
Oct 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Rocky Horror Picture Show! @ NewBo City Market

Rocky Horror comes to life at NewBo City Market! Join us the Friday night before Halloween for the singing, dancing, screaming, and an occasional thrown object.

There will be a costume contest and drink specials from NewBo Beer and Wine. We’ll also provide the props (included with your ticket purchase), so pull on those fishnets and bring your best voice for this great Halloween classic!

This event made possible by Linn Area Credit Union.

Doors open at 8 pm

Costume Contest at 8:30 pm

Film to follow

Those 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Reel Rock 14 – Movie Premier @ Soko Outfitters
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reel Rock 14 - Movie Premier @ Soko Outfitters

Every year, the REEL ROCK Film Tour brings premieres of the best new climbing films to communities around the world, with 500 locations in 40 countries – and counting… REEL ROCK events feature athlete and filmmaker appearances, prize giveaways, sponsor activation and fundraising for non-profit organizations.

Founded in 2005 by groundbreaking filmmakers Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer, REEL ROCK has grown into the premiere global platform for award-winning climbing films that weave bold action, humor, heart, and soul into larger-than-life human stories for a wide audience, from the core climber to the armchair mountaineer. From feature documentaries like The Dawn Wall and Valley Uprising to surprising shorts like Dodo’s Delight and Alone on the Wall, REEL ROCK films have earned dozens of festival awards, rave reviews, and even Emmy’s. And all are available to stream or download for endless home entertainment and inspiration.

Drawing on a deep archive of footage from climbing’s biggest stars and historic moments, and our team of filmmakers who are constantly on location, REEL ROCK also produces cutting-edge short-form content for our social channels, and commercial projects for our partners.