Charnice Milton Community Bookstore is thrilled to partner with Amazon Prime Video to host a special advance virtual screening and panel discussion of Academy-Award winning director Barry Jenkins’ upcoming Amazon Original limited series, The Underground Railroad, an adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Virtual screening/discussion is May 13, 7 p.m. ET.
Contact ProjectManager@weluvbooks.org for streaming link.
The series launches on Amazon Prime, May 14. CMCB will be hosting post-launch discussions. Details coming soon.
From Academy Award® winner Barry Jenkins and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad chronicles Cora Randall’s desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.
Over the course of her journey, Cora is pursued by Arnold Ridgeway, a bounty hunter who is fixated on bringing her back to the plantation she escaped; especially since her mother Mabel is the only one he has never caught.
As she travels from state to state, Cora contends with the legacy of the mother that left her behind and her own struggles to realize a life she never thought was possible.
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Terry Gross Fresh Air interview with director Barry Jenkins