Free screening of ‘Some Old Black Man’ available to Michigan Medicine community

February 17, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The University Musical Society is providing a free digital screening for the U-M community of a live play, “Some Old Black Man.”

The play stars renowned actor Wendell Pierce (Jack Ryan, The Wire) and was produced and filmed in Ann Arbor and Detroit under strict testing and quarantining protocols developed with guidance from U-M public health officials.

The screening is free with registration and available on-demand from Wednesday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 28. Duration is approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes. Closed captioning is available.

Written only a few years before the history-making events of 2020, “Some Old Black Man” frames racial prejudice with an honesty rarely confronted and dramatized. It challenges people of all ages to learn about the unique perspective of elders whose lived struggles created opportunities for future generations and to confront the experiential divides that can grow larger due to generational differences.

Click here for more information and here to register.