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All or Nothin', a film by Charles K. Campbell
ALL OR NOTHIN’ (AON) is a feature film that dramatizes one of the largest recorded Underground Railroad escapes called “The Escape of the 28”. 83 minutes | Narrative Drama | PG-13 (suggested) In this 83-minute melodrama, Underground Railroad conductor John Fairfield guides an enslaved group from a northern Kentucky farm in Boone County to their freedom in Canada. He is forced to share center stage with Washington Barker who at the same time leads his wife and loved ones out of enslavement from a neighboring farm. This epic adventure intertwines multiple stories to create a realistic portrayal of the numerous players, black and white, men and women, needed to implement a successful group escape; a view seldom depicted in slavery films. Via character and plot development, AON gives a voice to many who were customarily silenced. While the film exposes the bitter truths of oppression, manipulation, and misogyny inherent in slavery in America, it also stresses teamwork, selflessness and ultimately triumph. Q&A with director and actors to follow each screening. For more information, visit www.allornothinmovie.com. Free admission, $10 donation preferred. All proceeds benefit the African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible. Look for Arnetta Burroughs, OLLI host, who will be in the lobby, wearing an OLLI O button and a MLK button hat.
Event Type : Show Your O      
Date(s) : 02/02/2018
Day of Week : Friday
Time : 6:45 p.m.
Location : Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Washtenaw Community College,
4800 E. Huron River Drive,
Ypsilanti, MI 48105
Fee : $0.00 (Free admission, $10 donation preferred, OLLI membership is not required)
Event Status : COMPLETED