Movies at McKinley: Fences

Naomi and Eric Jakobsson will lead a post screening discussion of this week’s featured movie: Fences.

Synopsis: Some people build fences to keep people out — and other people build fences to keep people in. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis deliver a “performance-driven masterpiece” in this film adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down.

PG-13 | 2h 19min | Drama | 2016 (USA)

This film is part of the McKinley Foundation’s film series on race and culture. Movies are free and open to the public; each will be followed by community conversations.

Doors open at 6 PM. Free parking is available at the parking garage across the street, weeknights after 5 PM and weekends.