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A TIME FOR BURNING

6:20

Tuesday, January 23

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Directed by William Jersey

(1967) “As far as we’re concerned, your Jesus is contaminated.” A young white Lutheran minister in Omaha tries reaching out to a Black congregation, but encounters opposition from his church elders and the acerbic opinions of then-barber Ernie Chambers (now the longest-serving state senator in Nebraska history). 35mm. Approx. 58 min.

Plus The Children Were Watching (1960, Robert Drew, Richard Leacock): Segregationists chant “fight to keep ‘em white!” Digital. Approx. 26 min.