June 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm |
Screening Venue: Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics
(2350 Petefish Dr.)
Director: Kevin Willmott
Narrative Feature. Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes
America has just entered the Great War, but is refusing to send black troops into combat. Instead of heading to the front lines, the Twenty-Fourth Infantry is sent to Houston, Texas to oversee the construction of Camp Logan for the Illinois National Guard. William Boston is forced to choose between his love for a young woman and leading an attack by 156 African American soldiers on a brutal and racist police force. This incident led to what is now called the Houston Riot of 1917.
LIVE Q&A with Director Kevin Willmott
- Doors open: 8pm / Live Q&A: 8:30pm/ Screening time: 9pm
- This screening is FREE, but registration is required.
- 1 ticket reservation per car
- You must arrive by 8:30pm to guarantee your reservation.
- This film will be viewed drive-in style from your vehicle OR by lawn chair for best viewing.
- Please bring your own lawn chairs and refreshments.
- Bathroom will be available on site.
- In the event of rain/inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled for Monday, July 1 – same time and place. Ticket holders will be notified by email no later than 5pm on the date of the show.