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Aero Theatre | Part of the BARRY JENKINS’ THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD series
Attendees with RSVPs will be admitted on a first come, first served basis until the theatre reaches capacity.
Home / Now Showing / THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD CHAPTERS 5&6
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Colson Whitehead, THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD chronicles Cora Randall’s (newcomer Thuso Mbedu) desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Academy Award® winner Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT) serves as showrunner and directs all ten episodes of the limited series. Join us for a free screening of these two episodes:
Chapter 5: Tennessee – Exodus (2021, Amazon Studios, 61 min, Dir: Barry Jenkins)
Captured by Ridgeway, Cora is forced to travel across the barren inferno of Tennessee. She shares the perilous journey with Jasper, a noble runaway filled with inner strength.
Chapter 6: Tennessee – Proverbs (2021, Amazon Studios, 59 min, Dir: Barry Jenkins)
For Arnold Ridgeway, a journey home reveals that “the past is not past.” And a chance encounter with a freedman named Royal gives Cora new hope.