Dear Pageant community,
This has been a powerfully emotional time. The disproportionate toll that COVID-19 has taken on communities of color; the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Tony McDade; and the casually lethal racism of the Central Park dog walker who called the cops on bird-watcher Christian Cooper have once again thrown into sharp focus the inescapable reality of systemic racism in our society and the many kinds of violence it inflicts on black Americans every day.
Black Lives Matter. The anguish and fury unleashed all across the country are rooted in centuries of dehumanization and death. This pattern must stop. We support the protesters who have taken to the streets to demand justice, and we share their hopes. We are committed to fighting systemic racism.
We are also using our virtual cinema to highlight films that focus on Black Lives with three documentaries that we feel speak strongly to systemic inequity – I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, WHOSE STREETS?, and TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM.
These particular films are perennial tools for engaging and educating, so instead of the standard rental they are being offered for sale at $6.99 each or all three titles for $15. Once purchased, the files never expire. This pricing is good through June 30. The Pageant will be donating its portion of the sales to supporting legal defense and bail funds nationwide throughout the summer.
We are grateful for your continued support and hope that you will join us in speaking out and making a meaningful commitment to battling systemic racism and police violence in our country.
If you are looking for a way to help The Pageant stay alive during this crisis, consider becoming a Sustaining Member or purchasing passes or gift cards. Your membership will help us continue to bring the best of the latest in independent, foreign and documentary films, along with the most acclaimed and thought-provoking movies of the past, present and future. Become a sustaining member today!
Custom amount gift cards are also available good for tickets and concessions just as soon as we re-open. Contact us at Info@PageantChico.com for more information.
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