Sidestreet Cinema presents a special screening of: The Rape of Recy Taylor (15)

Doors open 8pm

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. The film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story.Recy Taylor is the woman who inspired Rosa Parks in 1944 and inspires Oprah Winfrey today. Winner of the prestigious Human Rights Nights Special Prize at the 74th Venice Film Festival and nominated for Best Documentary at the NAACP Image Awards.

Admission: £10.00

“Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know too” – Oprah Winfrey, Golden Globes 2018

"One of the year's most vital documentaries" The Guardian "essential viewing" New Yorker

"wrenching documentary that is more relevant than ever" Indiewire

"nothing can prepare you for the emotionally packed ending" Huffington Post

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Nancy Buirski

Sun 12 May Starts 8:30pm

Running Time: 91