COLUMBIA – The Meeting Place Church and Spotlight Theatres are coming together for a special showing of the documentary Emanuel on June 17. Emanuel shares the stories of witnesses, survivors and family members affected by the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church massacre. The documentary was produced by produced by Stephen Curry, Viola Davis and Mariska Hargitay. The special viewing, held at 7:30 p.m., is one night only and the Meeting Place Church will discount tickets for $5.
Before the movie, the church and theatre will host a forum to reflect on the 4th anniversary of the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church massacre. The forum will kick off with a powerful discussion between Bishop Eric Freeman, Alana Simmons Grant (granddaughter of Charleston shooting victim Rev. Daniel Simmons), State Senator Gerald Malloy and the Honorable Jay Richardson (former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Dylann Roof prosecutor). WIS-TV Anchor, Judi Gatson, will moderate the conversation.
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To order tickets, visit https://tinyurl.com/emanueldocumentary.