by Film Streams Contact
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 7:00pm
Ruth Sokolof Theater
1340 Mike Fahey Street,Omaha
Free, Collaborative Screening
Tue Jan 21, 7 pm | Ruth Sokolof Theater
Presented in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the Omaha Community Council for Racial Justice and Reconciliation.
A Time for Burning is the story of one pastor’s unsuccessful efforts to integrate Omaha’s Augustana Lutheran Church in 1966. The movie’s central figure is Bill Youngdahl, the socially conscious white clergyman driving the church’s reforms, but its most compelling may be a young Ernie Chambers, then as now a fiery and uncompromising voice for North Omaha. Barbara Connell and Bill Jersey’s searing postcard from the front lines of the civil rights movement aired nationally on television and was nominated for the Best Documentary Picture Academy Award. Though not explicitly presented as a microcosm of the tensions gripping the country at large, A Time for Burning remains an indelible document of a time when things seemed set to burst — indeed, just a few years later Omaha would be one of several cities rocked by riots sparked by ongoing injustice
Film Streams is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form.
1340 Mike Fahey Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68132