IMPORTANT NOTE:  First Thursday Films @ the Capri moves to North Community High School in North Minneapolis in 2019-2020 while the Capri is closed for expansion and renovation.

Map/Directions to North High

Come for the movies. Stay for the conversation.

Do the Right Thing
September 5  |  7pm  |  $5  |  Conversation Leader: Craig Laurence Rice
Director: Spike Lee  |  Comedy/Drama
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn,
everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
(See this remastered 4K restoration of the film in celebration of the 30th anniversary
of its release.)  Tickets  Trailer

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
October 3  |  7pm  |  $5  |  Conversation Leader: Duchess Harris
Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders  |  Documentary
This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller and Nobel
prizewinner examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has
confronted throughout her literary career.  Tickets  Trailer

November 7  |  7pm  |  $5  |  Conversation Leader: James Selmer
Director: Reginald Hudlin  |  Biography/Crime/Drama
The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the
first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of
his career-defining cases.  Tickets  Trailer

Amazing Grace
December 5  |  7pm  |  $5  |  Conversation Leader: Jearlyn Steele
Directors: Alan Elliot, Sydney Pollack  |  Documentary/Music
This film features the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in concert, recording the
most successful gospel album of all time, Amazing Grace. The never-before-seen
footage was captured in 1972 at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church
in Watts, Los Angeles.  Tickets  Trailer

Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary
January 2  |  7pm  |  $5  |  Conversation Leaders: Lindsey Seavert, Ben Garvin
Directors: Lindsey Seavert, Ben Garvin
The story of one year, one principal, and one heartbreaking setback as a struggling
elementary school fights to get off “the list.” An extraordinarily powerful Northside
story featuring principal Mauri Melander Friestleben, her staff, and the students
at Lucy Laney.  Tickets (coming soon)  Trailer

Come for the movies. Stay for the conversation.

Distinguished conversation leaders invite you to join in thought-provoking discussions after each film.

First Thursday Filmsis part of Black Cinema: Under the Skin, a program of films exploring Black culture and experience.  Topical and relevant in these turbulent times, Black Cinema aims to create a space for dialogue and better understanding.

All of the Capri’s regular programming continues at alternate Northside locations during construction in 2019-20. Get the latest on events and the expansion and renovation. Join the Capri’s email list HERE or text CAPRITHEATER to 22828.