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MOVIE-TALK WITH LAMMAN RUCKER & MORGAN AULD + FILM: SERVICE TO MAN
It's 1967 and Eli Rosenberg has a problem; only one medical school in the country will accept him: Meharry Medical College, an all-black medical school in Tennessee, a considerable distance from his life in Brooklyn, New York. Michael Dubois also has a problem; only one medical school in the country will do for him: Meharry Medical College, his successful father's alma mater, and therefore his, whether he likes it or not. Both Eli and Michael have a problem: they are two outsiders from radically different backgrounds forced to work together inside the pressure cooker of medical school in the turbulent 1960s. Together they battle the intricate mysteries of medicine, demanding professors, and each other in their quest to, ultimately, become healers in the Service To Man.
Screening of the film followed by a Q&A with the cast of the film:
LAMMAN RUCKER is a veteran film and television star, perhaps best known for his roles in Tyler Perry’s productions. He co-starred in “Why Did I Get Married?” (2007) and “Why Did I Get Married Too?” (2010) and later had a starring role on Perry’s sitcom “Meet the Browns” reprising his role as Will from the feature film of the same name. Rucker currently stars in the original TV drama series Greenleaf now in its third season on the OWN Network and Netflix alongside Oprah Winfrey.
MORGAN AULD earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the State University of New York in Purchase, NY. He has experience acting for both the stage and screen, having worked with John Cameron Mitchell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Slattery and played Romeo at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
AARON GREER is the director of the Film and Digital Media Program at Loyola University in Chicago, and is an award winning independent filmmaker, whose work has screened at the Tribeca and American Black Film Festivals.