Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cinematheque to Screen Documentary About Rape Victim Recy Taylor

Posted By on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 9:46 AM

click to enlarge the_rape_of_recy_taylor.jpg
In her recent speech at the Golden Globes, actress Oprah Winfrey referenced Recy Taylor, a woman whom Winfrey said was “abducted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church.”

Rosa Parks investigated the case, and though the men were never persecuted, Parks became a Civil Rights Movement activist.



Winfrey says that Taylor, who just recently passed away, “lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men.”

In the wake of Winfrey’s rousing speech, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque has added the documentary film The Rape of Recy Taylor to its schedule.

Director Nancy Bairiki’s 2017 documentary uses interviews, photographs and film clips to examine the incident. The New York Times proclaims that the film is “a documentary of multiple layers and marvelous gumption.”

It screens at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25.

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 17, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation