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Juneteenth Screening of ‘If They Took Us Back’

Wed June 19 @ 7:00 pm | 9:00 pm


Starting June 19th, 2024, Fourth Industrial Pictures invites you to experience If They Took Us Back, a powerful alternate history drama from writer/director Holly Charles-Pearson. This cinematic event, featuring live music by Daniel Fears, a Q&A with stars and filmmakers, and special guests, will play exclusive venues in Texas this summer.

In this alternate history narrative, the U.S. government mandated the return of all formerly enslaved people back to Africa in 1863. More than 150 years later, a descendant of the Black Returns must decide whether to break the exile and return to the US in exchange for reparations—and confront the hidden cost.

Starring Kentrell Wright, Gloriaus Nagginda, Nisha Renee, Dominique McGee, and KJ Fisher. Featuring music by Daniel Fears and an original score by Nathaniel Earl. Written and directed by Holly Charles-Pearson.

Emmy award-winning anchor and Spectrum News reporter Dr. Nicole Cross will emcee the immersive, Juneteenth-inspired events which include not just the screening of If They Took Us Back, but the mini-documentary The Making of If They Took Us Back, live musical performances from featured soundtrack artist Daniel Fears, live vendors and art exhibits, panel discussions, and Q&As with the film cast and writer/director. Event is hosted by Six Square: Austin’s Black Cultural District.


Date: Wed June 19
Time: 7:00 pm | 9:00 pm
Cost: $38
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The State Theater
719 Congress Ave.,
Austin, 78701 United States
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