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JUNE 29: AAFCA presents screening of the Willy T. Ribbs Story 'UPPITY'

Willy T. Ribbs in UPPITY

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) presents a special screening of the Willy T. Ribbs story titled UPPITY. It takes place today from 2-6 pm at the Auburn Avenue Research Library.  


The project follows the race car legend, who competed in NASCAR, the Trans-Am racing series and the Indianapolis 500. After the film, guests will be treated to a Q&A with Mr. Ribbs as well as a reception in his honor. This event is part of AAFCA’s Summer Screening Series of films which features new and classic movies followed by lively group discussions.


“The Summer Screening Series is one of the ways AAFCA engages the community. The films selected give us an opportunity to mark milestones with beloved films, ponder themes and impact. Last year, we were fortunate to revisit Poetic Justice for its 25th anniversary with dear AAFCA friend and film legend John Singleton, who we recently lost,” said Robertson.