Amazing Grace: The Movie

Event detail
 

Handsome Ioan Gruffudd portrays William Wilberforce, the man who led the campaign in Parliament against the slave trade in the British Empire.  The title refers to the hymn, "Amazing Grace," written by former slave ship captain John Newton--played by Albert Finney--who repented of his former profession and urged Wilberforce to take up the cause of abolition.  The lovely Romola Garai portrays William's wife, Barbara, and the versatile Benedict Cumberbatch plays his friend, Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger.  Talented Youssou N'Dour appears as African-British abolitionist Olaudah Equiano.  The showing of the film observes Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Free popcorn will be served.

Upcoming Events

Thursdays @ Noon Film -- Fastest Guitar Alive
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Point of Pride:
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Glen Park, Glen Park Meeting Room

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Internet 101
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Chinatown/Him Mark Lai, Chinatown Computer Lab
CANCELLED Adults & Seniors Computer Class
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Richmond/Senator Milton Marks, Richmond Meeting Room
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Excelsior, Excelsior Meeting Room

More related classes

Take our survey