See this film: Freedom Riders @ ArtsEmerson

While Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained offers a highly satisfying, simplistic, wish-fulfillment fantasy about achieving racial justice, Stanley Nelson's documentary Freedom Riders (2010) shows what the arduous, perilous struggle was really like. In 1961, hundreds of activists put their lives on the line peacefully challenging segregation on public transportation in the Deep South, achieving more than guns and vengeance ever could.

ArtsEmerson, 559 Washington St, Boston :: Friday, January 18 @ 6 pm :: $10 :: 617.824.8400 or

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