AFS Virtual Movie Club Presents: “Within Our Gates” (1920 – Micheaux) – March 23rd

The Aurora Film Society Virtual Film Club brings you “Within Our Gates” for our March 23rd discussion.  This film is now streaming on Prime, Hulu, & Paramount +.

In this early silent film from pioneering director Oscar Micheaux, kindly Sylvia Landry (Flo Clements) takes a fundraising trip to Boston in hopes of collecting $5,000 to keep a Southern school for impoverished black children open to the public. She then meets the warmhearted Dr. Vivian (William Smith), who falls in love with Sylvia and travels with her back to the South. There, Dr. Vivian learns about Sylvia’s shocking, tragic past and realizes that racism has changed her life forever.

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We invite you to join us via Zoom on March 23rd at 7pm for analysis of “Within Our Gates”.  We have added a link in the pulldown menu under the Virtual Movie Club button to make it easier to participate in our discussions every month.

Check out the selected films for our theatre screenings too.   Join us this month for “Coriolanus” and bring a friend who loves movies!

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