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May 2019

What: Charm City Screening Event
When: May 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm | Georgia Public Broadcasting

We invite you to join Indpendent Lens and Georgia Public Broadcasting for a screening and converstaion around the film Charm City. We will be watching dynamic clips from the film and engaging with leaders in the social and criminal justice space from across the nation, with an introduction from filmmaker Marilyn Ness. 

Charm City takes place in Baltimore, MD, but it tells a story that resonates in neighborhoods across the country. Atlanta represents another pocket of America with flaws in the criminal justice system, but it is also a community that is making leaps and bounds to curing violence happening in our neighborhoods. 

GPB offers free onsite parking. For directions and parking information, please click here. Please park in the visitor-designated parking area on level 2 to avoid ticketing. 


About the film

During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of the police, citizens, and government officials left on the frontlines. In these defensive times, Charm City offers humanity as common ground. Watch the trailer here and be sure to tune in on Monday, April 22 to watch the broadcast permiere of Charm City on Independent Lens. This film will be available to stream right after the broadcast. 

What: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
When: May 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm | The Atlanta History Center

Georgia Public Broadcasting is pleased to partner with the Atlanta History Center for a screening event around Reconstruction: America After the Civil War on Monday, May 6.

Guests will be invited to view selected footage of Reconstruction: America After the Civil War in the Atlanta History Center gallery at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. Interspersed with the screenings, guests will be invited to visit the newly opened exhibit, Cyclorama: The Big Picture at 6pm and 7pm. Exhibition tickets will be offered on first-come basis for the first 120 guests. 

RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR is a new four-hour documentary executive produced and hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, presents the definitive history of one of the least understood chapters in American history — the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction and revolutionary social change. The documentary is a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Films and WETA Washington, DC.

What: Rich's Department Store Remembered
When: May 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Rich’s department store was much more than a retailer - it was a mainstay of Atlanta’s history and culture. Home to the iconic Pink Pig and The Great Tree (the largest Christmas tree in Georgia), Rich’s was built on a foundation of exceptional customer service. Now, GPB invites you to relive nostalgia and share your Rich’s memorabilia for one special day.

We invite you to join us at GPB on Saturday, May 11 to share your own Rich’s stories and artifacts. Guests are encouraged to bring Rich’s artifacts to share, and we will have historian and author Jeff Clemmons (Rich’s: A Southern Institution) will also be on hand. You may even be featured on our new docu-series, “Rich’s Remembered!”

A limited number of guests will be welcomed by the hour, so as to provide adequate time to assess items. Please make your reservation by selecting the time that works best for you.

Free visitor parking is available on level two of the GPB parking deck. For directions and parking information, please click here.

What: And Then They Came for Us
When: May 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Please join Georgia Public Broadcasting and filmmaker, Abby Ginzberg, for a screening of And Then They Came for Us, an award-winning documentary about the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, the film brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban.

Experts from Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta and the Council on American-Islamic Relations join us in discussion for this event in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.