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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

(the Theta Zeta Chapter at Marquette University)

proudly presents

the MILWAUKEE PREMIERE of
Service To Man”

to benefit
America’s Black Holocaust Museum

FILM SCREENING & TALKBACK WITH DIRECTOR

Sunday, March 26th – 3:00-5:30pm

MU’s Varsity Theater
1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI

Buy tickets online: $8/student (grade to grad) – $13/adult
(or $2 more at the door)

MU Students FREE with ID

ABOUT THE FILM: Pressed by his professors and peers at historically black Meharry Medical College, Eli Rosenberg must discover who he really is and what he truly values. A tale both moving and humorous about coming of age as a “fish out of water” in Nashville during the turbulent ’60s.  Inspired by the true story of the first white student admitted to this august African American institution.

Winner of the prestigious American Black Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and

  • Best of Fest at the DC Independent Film Festival
  • Best Feature at the International Black Film Festival
  • Audience Choice Awards at the 2017 Tallgrass and Sidewalk Film Festivals, among others.

The film stars Keith David and Lamman Rucker, both stars of the currently running Oprah Winfrey Network series Greenleaf.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Aaron Greer was born and raised in Milwaukee and educated in Milwaukee Public Schools. His first feature film, Gettin’ Grown, won many awards, including the Audience Choice at the Milwaukee Film Festival, and is distributed by Warner Home Video. Greer is the Director of the Film and Digital Media Program at Loyola University in Chicago where he teaches film studies and production.

INTRODUCTION TO THE FILM:  ABHM Griots Reggie Jackson and Dr. Fran Kaplan will give a brief talk about the relationship between Jews and HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), including their rescue from the Holocaust of dozens of Jewish refugee professors.

 

 

Lights! Camera! Action! Shooting the lab scene at an Alabama HBCU, Stillman College, which stood in for Meharry.

OUR MANY THANKS TO:

  • Sigma Gamma Rho (Theta Zeta Chapter) for organizing and staffing this film and fundraiser.
  • Gettin’ Grown Productions LLC for generously donating this film for screening.
  • The Black Lens Program of Milwaukee Film for joining us as a program supporter.

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Racial slurs, personal attacks, obscenity, profanity, and SHOUTING do not meet the above standard. Such comments are posted in the exhibit Hateful Speech. Commercial promotions, impersonations, and incoherent comments likewise fail to meet our goals, so will not be posted. Submissions longer than 120 words will be shortened.

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