Each year the Literature Committee promotes a campus-wide reading program featuring a significant book reflecting cultural ideas relevant to all students and faculty, and an associated film that encapsulates the reading event. This year the associated movie is award winning film, Fences.
This adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of Troy Maxson who makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player but was deemed too old when the major leagues began accepting African American athletes. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones and creates further tension when he squashes his son’s chance to meet a college football recruiter.
A screening of Fences is on February 21st at 6:30pm in Jarvis Hall Science Wing, room 110.