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Jackson Unity Festival

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

FREE

Film: Me, the “Other”

Me, The “Other” reveals the inner and outer lives of twelve people living on the frontlines of prejudice by asking the questions we don’t discuss in classrooms, workplaces, and social places. The film is the centerpiece of a platform for creating conversations about what connects us and what keeps us apart. With this film, we set out to tell stories of a diverse cast of characters who are on some level experiencing prejudice. While they are from various backgrounds, in that deep place inside, they are all essentially one… and we are one with them. My personal hope for this film is to expose that sacred place inside where beyond the clouded isms of race, religion, class, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical appearance— lies a place of light, warmth, hope, and pure love called the human soul. —Shidan Majidi, Director/Co-Producer

Starts at 12:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Film: Kubo and the Two Strings

Young Kubo’s (Art Parkinson) peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

Starts at 2:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public.

The Claudettes

The Claudettes fuse Chicago piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk and the sultriness of ’60s soul to write a thrilling new chapter in American roots music. Johnny Iguana pounds the piano alongside seductive singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Danny Yost. Johnny, who toured for years with his cult-favorite rock band oh my god, is also a member of the Grammy-nominated groups Chicago Blues–A Living History and the Muddy Waters 100 Band. He has toured/recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and more. The Claudettes recorded their new album with Grammy-winning producer Mark Neill (Black Keys, Paladins, Old 97’s, J.D. McPherson). It was released March 23, 2018 on Yellow Dog Records (Memphis, TN) and on April 13 in Europe/UK on Continental Records Services.

Starts at 8:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public.

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JacksonUnityFestival.org

 

 

Details

Date:
July 13
Time:
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
FREE

Organizer

Jackson Unity Festival
Website:
http://jacksonunityfestival.org/

Venue

Michigan Theatre of Jackson
124 N. Mechanic st
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Phone:
517-783-0962