FAIR GAMEUSA | 2018 | Not Rated | Documentary
Directed by Clennon King
Tuesday August 14, 2018, 4:00pm
Strand Theatre OB
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Clennon King
Introduction by filmmaker Clennon L. King
Joining King for a post-screening discussion and Q&A will be Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, both season MV residents. Jordan, a close friend and confidant of President Clinton, and former president of the National Urban League, and served briefly as a law clerk on the 1960 case.
Boston-based filmmaker Clennon L. King brings to the screen Fair Game. It’s the story of Alice Fair, whose son, James, took a fateful pit stop in Georgia on his way to Florida in May of 1960, and, in less than three days, was arrested, jailed, tried, convicted, and sentenced to the Georgia electric chair for an 8-year-old girl’s rape and murder. “It was one of the most important cases of my father’s legal career,” said King, whose father, the late Atty. C.B. King, along with Atty. D.L. Hollowell, represented Fair.
Fair Game™ marks the second documentary for Boston-based filmmaker Clennon L. King. His first documentary, which screened last August at the Strand Theatre, was the award-winning Passage at St. Augustine: The 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement That Transformed America.
King is a former Emmy®-nominated TV news journalist, who spent more than a decade reporting in the Sunbelt before entering documentary filmmaking.
King hails from a prominent civil rights family in Albany, Georgia, where his father, the late Attorney C.B. King, represented scores of civil rights demonstrators, including Dr. King (no relation), during the 1961-’62 Albany Movement.
His formal training includes attending The Putney School in Vermont, earning an English degree at Tulane in New Orleans, studying law at University College, the University of London in England and, later, film at NYU’s Graduate School of Film and Television.
In his early professional career, King served as a special assistant to Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, and later, government-access TV station manager and film bureau chief under Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson.
King then segued into journalism in earnest. His career spans more than two decades during which he reported for NBC News.com, The Boston Globe, Florida Trend, and the Florida-Times Union. He was also an on-air TV reporter for network affiliates in Dallas (KXAS), Atlanta (WSB), Miami (WSVN), Jacksonville (WTLV/WJXX, Mobile (WALA) and Boston (WGBH).
His awards include an Emmy® nomination from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Suncoast Chapter, a national Edward R. Murrow and a National Association of Black Journalists' news award. King's reporting on race has also been recognized by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
King is the father of two adult sons, and resides in Roxbury, Massachusetts, home to AugustineMonica Films, producer of Passage at St. Augustine: The 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement That Transformed America.