Mon. Mar. 9, 2020
DIRECT CURRENT kicks off with a special screening of Ava DuVernay’s Oscar®-nominated documentary 13th, with Jason Moran’s powerful score performed live for the first time. Named for the 13th Amendment—which abolished slavery but permitted involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime—13th is an in-depth investigation of the U.S. prison system’s role in our national history of racial injustice. Stay for a post-show discussion with director/writer/producer Ava DuVernay.