The Underground Railroad: Chapters 1–5
Friday, December 31, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Barry Jenkins. United States. 2021, 305 mins. DCP. With Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Joel Edgerton, Fred Hechinger, Peter Mullan, Mychal-Bella Bowman, Sheila Atim.
Chapter 1: Georgia. When Caesar convinces Cora to escape from Randall Plantation in Georgia, their lives are irrevocably changed. They discover the impossible in an underground railroad, which takes them on an unexpected journey and reveals the true face of America.
Chapter 2: South Carolina. Griffin, South Carolina, is a seeming paradise of progress and racial harmony that hides dark secrets. Meanwhile, bounty hunter Arnold Ridgeway begins his pursuit of Cora.
Chapter 3: North Carolina. Cora reaches a dangerous small town in North Carolina where she must secret herself away in an abolitionist’s attic while putting everyone’s lives in danger.
Chapter 4: The Great Spirit. A young Ridgeway comes of age while testing his belief in The Great Spirit.Chapter 5: Tennessee – Exodus. Captured by Ridgeway, Cora is forced to travel across the barren inferno of Tennessee. She shares the perilous journey with Jasper, a runaway filled with inner-strength.