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Tongues Untied, True Tales Told: African-American Women Changing the Picture in Film and Television


The Museum will be open 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on this day for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday

Screening and discussion with Ruby Dee, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Barbara Montgomery in person

Part of the series Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner Inc.

Barbara Montgomery, a veteran actress-turned-director, will screen excerpts from her upcoming film Mitote, which shares the stories of three African-American women who live in New Mexico, circa 1900. Each has a story to tell, based on a unique historical incident. Following the screening will be a wide-ranging discussion with Barbara Montgomery and her featured cast members, S. Epatha Merkerson (Law and Order, Lincoln) and screen legend Ruby Dee, about the untold stories and missing representation of African-Americans. The discussion will be moderated by noted filmmaker and Museum trustee Warrington Hudlin.

Free with Museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800. For more information about becoming a Museum member and to join online, please click here.