Welcoming the Embrace

Thursday, June 22, 2023
5:00 pm–6:45 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required

Directed by John Adekoje, Miranda Adekoje, Noah Christofer, Darrus Sands (USA, 2023, 45 min.).

This documentary looks at the creation of The Embrace, artist Hank Willis Thomas’s new memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King at Boston Common. Hear from locals about the meaning of the public art installation and its importance for Boston.

Preceded By

The Boston Photograph

Directed by Clennon King (USA, 2023, 8 min.)

Before the screening, watch this short film about a 91-year-old woman who shares her memories of dating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and studying with Coretta Scott King before the couple met in Boston.

Followed By

Q and A Discussion

Enjoy a Q and A session with the filmmakers after the screening.

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Wheelchair accessible

In-Person Festival Pass


If you wish to see multiple films in the Roxbury International Film Festival lineup, purchase a festival pass!

The In-Person Pass grants access to all in-person events in the festival, including those at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Hibernian Hall; and Northeastern University. For more information, see

Available through June 24 at 11:59 pm
Note that additional venues will be listed on your pass purchase as non-MFA screenings.

Ticket Information

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