Something the Lord Made
February 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10 a.m.
Lower Level in the Science Theater
Starring: Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Charles S. Dutton
Not Rated; 110 minutes
Spanning 35 years, this film tells the incredible true story of Dr. Alfred Blalock, a white surgeon, and Vivien Thomas, his black laboratory assistant, working during the segregation era. In 1944, Blalock developed a revolutionary method of rerouting the blood supply to the heart, which ended up saving the life of a terminally ill baby. Thomas was right by his side, talking him through the procedure. An extraordinary relationship developed between these two men during this difficult time in history.
This screening is free with general admission to the Museum, as part of Black Creativity 2010: Taking Charge of YOU!