The Essex Calendar is the quickest and easiest way to discover what’s happening in and around Essex, NY. In addition to the calendar view, you can view a list of upcoming events and add an event. (Lost your password?)

NOTICE In light of the COVID-19 many events in the country and our community are being canceled or postponed. We will do our best to update events, but we recommend you double-check with the venue/event organizer to confirm scheduled events are taking place before attending.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Home Together Winter Film Series Reel Talk: MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

January 30, 2021 @ 7:30 am 9:00 pm

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Poster

The Champlain Valley Film Series, in order to help keep our community healthy, we won’t be showing movies at the Grange this winter. Instead, the Home Together Winter Film Series has picked five movies you can watch anytime on your own at home and then join a REEL TALK via Zoom. You can listen to a provocative discussion about the film by a special guest and submit your own questions. We can be Home Together with great movies and lively speakers until we can be together in person in front of the big screen at the Grange again.

Participants are to watch the film, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM [streaming on Netflix] on their own, and join for a live Zoom “Reel Talk” with a discussion on the movie with  Kenney Green, producing artistic director at The Depot Theatre in Westport.  Green has extensive experience as a choreographer, musical director, and director.  He is also a faculty member in Musical Theatre Performance at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, in New York City.

Questions may be submitted to the moderator and will be responded to in the second portion of the program. The Zoom Event is Free and Open to the public, but registration is required.  Links may be found at the Grange’s Website. .  Visit for reviews, trailers and additional links and information.

Reader Interactions

Leave a Reply

Thank you for using the Essex Calendar. Please share this community resource with your friends! And don’t forget to subscribe to the Essex blog. We’ll email you a daily (or weekly) digest with current Essex blog posts, upcoming community events and more.