Movie Night: “13th” – Ava DuVernay’s Documentary

Join the Council for Faith in Action for a screening of “13th.”

“13th” is a new documentary about race and mass incarceration by Ava DuVernay, director of “Selma”.

We will meet at 6:30 for pizza and start the movie at 7:00. Run time is one hour and forty minutes so we will have time for discussion afterwards with a goal of ending the evening between 9 and 9:15pm. To ensure that we have sufficient pizza, we request that you please sign up by emailing

To quote from, “Named after the 13th constitutional amendment, which abolished slavery except as ‘punishment for crime,’ the documentary uses archival footage and expert commentary to make the case that slavery hasn’t disappeared from the U.S.—it’s evolved into our modern system of mass incarceration, one in which many prisons are run by for-profit companies and prisoners can be paid a pittance to work for corporations. Coming at a time when Black Lives Matter and police bias are being hotly debated, 13th was the first non-fiction film to open the prestigious NY Film Festival in its 54 years.” For more info on the film, go to