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July 15, 2020 7:30PM
Reel Talks: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

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July 15, 2020 7:30PM


Reel Talks: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Matt Felan, Dr. Amy Beasley & Kevin Kendrick


MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing Matrix Virtual Cinema Discussions. Discussions will occur every other week this summer. Be ready to dive right in at 7:30 pm. The event is free but registration is required. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Film: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)    (view the trailer here)
Hosted by: Matthew Felan, Dr. Amy Beasley & Kevin Kendrick

After a period of vacation in Hawaii, Joanna "Joey" Drayton returns to her parents' home in San Francisco bringing her fiancé, the high-qualified Dr. John Prentice, to introduce him to her mother Christina Drayton that owns an art gallery and her father Matt Drayton that is the publisher editor of the newspaper The Guardian. Joey was raised with a liberal education and intends to get married with Dr. John Prentice that is a black widower and needs to fly on that night to Geneva to work with the World Health Organization. Joey invites John's parents Mr. Prentice and Mrs. Prentice to have dinner with her family and the couple flies from Los Angeles to San Francisco without knowing that Joey is white. Christina invites also the liberal Monsignor Ryan, who is friend of her family. Along the day and night, the families discuss the problems of their son and daughter. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Not Rated
1 hr 48 min

Here’s how you can be a part of the discussion:

  • This is NOT a Live Stream viewing of the film. The film can be found on one of these platforms: YouTube, Amazon Prime, or Google Play. Watch the film on your own time, at your pace.
  • Register for the discussion you would like to join. The event is free but registration is required. The registration deadline is 7 PM on the day of the discussion.
  • Connect with people from around the region and enjoy some Reel Talk!


Why did Matt select this film?  The themes from Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) are as prevalent today as ever before. This film masterfully examines race issues in the United.


Registration will close at 7 PM on Wednesday, July 15.  The Zoom link will be sent to the registrants by 7:15 PM that evening, for the discussion to begin promptly at 7:30 PM.

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