Silver Dollar Road

U.S., 100m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened October 13–19, 2023

From Academy Award nominee Raoul Peck, Silver Dollar Road follows the story of the Reels family as told by the matriarch Mamie Reels Ellison and her niece Kim Renee Duhon, two fierce and clear-eyed women bending to safeguard valiantly their ancestors’ land and their brothers and uncles Melvin and Licurtis, who were wrongfully imprisoned for eight years – the longest sentence for civil contempt in North Carolina history. This documentary, based on the 2019 ProPublica article, highlights the covert ways the legal system has been exploited to keep Black land ownership fragile and the racial wealth gap growing. An Amazon Studios release

Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival, Heartland International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival

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A film by Raoul Peck

[A] riling — but not without joy — documentary.”

Lisa Kennedy, Variety

A celebration, an elegy, and a profound recording of a frustrating historical wrong.”

Robert Daniels,