Social Justice Outdoor Film Series - "The Hate U Give"

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Rogers Free Library and Linden Place Mansion, both located in Bristol, RI, invite the community to the Linden Place gardens this summer for a film series centered on the theme of race and social justice.

The six-film series – which will focus on films exploring issues of race and how it relates to different parts of our society - will take place on select Tuesdays at sundown in the gardens (moved to the ballroom in the case of rain). From films on inequality to the criminal justice system to stories of strength and resilience, each screening features a different and unique perspective.

This series is part of Linden Place’s ongoing programming that focuses on African Americans and the African cultures that have contributed to United States’ history.

The schedule of stirring films and documentaries includes "The Hate U Give" from 2018. Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. Directed by George Tillman, Jr. Based on the book by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby. 2 hours, 13 minutes.

Admission is free and open to the public. Bring your own chair and snacks or enjoy refreshments onsite from local businesses.

For more information, please call Linden Place at (401) 253-0390,e-mail or visit

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