Join the John Locke Foundation for a special screening of our award-winning short film, In The Pines at the Asheboro Public Library in Asheboro, North Carolina. The gripping short film is currently making waves through the film festival circuit, and you have a unique opportunity to attend a sneak preview before the film’s official release.

In the Pines is a tale of resiliency in the face of hate and political turbulence. Set in the backdrop of a post-Reconstruction Wilmington, the powerful film has already captivated audiences across the globe. The ensemble cast brings the tumultuous events of 1898 to life, immersing viewers in a world of love, deception, and the struggle for truth.

The film has garnered widespread praise, with free speech advocate and former president of the ACLU Nadine Strossen calling it, “thoroughly engrossing and powerful. A thought-provoking interlocking of past and present. This film will go a long way toward raising awareness of this tragic and overlooked moment in history.”

Seating is limited so make sure to register today!

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In the Pines

running time: 19 minutes
Directed by Dugan Bridges
Produced by Greg de Deugd
Starring Pandora Broadwater, John Potvin, Corrine Mica, Kamary Phillips, Robbie Allen, Amara Ayler, Thomas McCarthy, John Capocci, John L. Shortt, Rob Priester, Raphael Siary and Agathe Levi