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13th (2016)

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.
(TV-MA, 100 min.)


Friday, February 5, 2021

7:30 PM

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2:00 PM 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 7, 2021

4:30 PM

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

5:30 PM

Thursday, February 11, 2021

5:00 PM

This screening is FREE to the public, seating is limited.

The title of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. [Metacritic]

Starring: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker
Director: Ava DuVernay
Genre(s): Crime, Documentary

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"It’s a film that hits hard, but it also nails its targets with precision."

— Alonso Duralde, TheWrap

"13th is a titanic statement by a major American voice. Viewing — right now — should be mandatory."

— Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly

"A searing and pivotal documentary about the prison-industrial complex, Ava DuVernay's The 13th is a truly frightening film that galvanizes its viewers to action."

— Lauren Humphries-Brooks, We Got This Covered

"At once devastating, infuriating and bracing, 13th is a landmark documentary that mourns the martyrs and provides a prcis of how to make America truly just."

— Carrie Rickey, Truthdig

"What the film does beautifully, is its connecting of a thread that runs through the past one hundred and fifty years; we did not come to this place in history by accident."

— Aramide Tinubu, Shadow and Act

"By examining our prison industrial complex, Ava DuVernay’s 13th looks to the nation’s past, points to our present, and lays the stepping stones for a better tomorrow."

— Diana Drumm, The Film Stage

"An unflinching, well-informed and thoroughly researched look at the American system of incarceration, specifically how the prison industrial complex affects people of color."

— Odie Henderson,

"DuVernay creates a cogent, compelling argument in 13th, which balances attractively filmed talking-head interviews with alternately heartbreaking and infuriating archival footage."

— Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"The film builds its case piece by shattering piece, inspiring levels of shock and outrage that stun the viewer, leaving one shaken and disturbed before closing out on a visual note of hope designed to keep us on the hook as advocates for change."

— Odie Henderson,