The Mayor: Life of Riley (USA) 66 min.

Saturday 4/16 @ 2:45 PM in Cinemark 3

The massacre of nine African Americans by a white supremacist on June 17, 2015 in Charleston, S. C. was a “worst nightmare” for Joseph P. Riley Jr, an Irish Catholic Democrat and the city’s mayor for an incredible 40 years. From the Civil Rights era forward, Riley was a visionary, fighting for inclusion in the face of divisiveness and for the restoration of once shabby Charleston to its former architectural glory.

Q&A with Barbara Tranter to follow.