AUGUST 18 - 24
Within her marriage to Pierre, Marie was treated as an equal both inside the lab and out. Together, they even win a Nobel prize. After Pierre dies, however, she finds that most consider her Pierre’s assistant, if that, and none of her peers take her seriously.
Nonetheless, she forges ahead, studying on her own. She gains support from married scientist Paul Langevin, and as the years pass, the two fall in love and embark on an affair. The news comes out just as it is announced Marie will be awarded her own Nobel prize, and she and Paul are swept up in scandal, forcing Marie to ask whether passion and reason can coexist.
SATURDAY AUGUST 26
BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
presented by The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture at Alabama State University
9am-1pm - The Birth of a Nation (1915) followed by panel discussion
1pm-3:30pm - Hidden Figures followed by discussion
3:30pm - 5pm - White Water
5pm-7:15 - Maya Angelou and Still I Rise - followed by discussion
7:15 - 8:45 - I Am Not Your Negro
9pm - 11pm - Birth of A Nation (2016)