Much of the neighborhood near the current Omni Hotel and Federal Courthouse was demolished in the 1960s. Along with the screening, Tuesday night's audience will be invited to discuss the movie with the filmmakers - Hannah Brown Ayers and Lance Warren.
Charlottesville's Celebrate!250 spokesperson Ric Barrick said, "So what we want people to do is talk about the issue, see the film, and re-talk about the issue. Make it a conversation between all points of life in Charlottesville, to learn from our mistakes, to build on what we've had in the past, to make a better future."
The film screens Tuesday night at 7:00 inside city council chambers. It's part of a larger series of events celebrating the city's 250th anniversary.
Derick Waller joined the NBC 29 news team in August, 2010. Prior to this, Derick graduated with degrees in both broadcast journalism and political science from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Email/Follow on Twitter/ Full Story
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