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How I Got Over: Rebecca Carroll in Conversation with Ethan Hawke

Friday, September 30, 2016

Ethan Hawke and Rebecca Carroll talk live in The Greene Space (Screenshot)

In the new reboot of 1960s western action film The Magnificent SevenEthan Hawke plays one of seven rifle-wielding mercenaries hired by the people of a small town under siege by a ruthless industrialist. The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), and also stars Denzel Washington, Byung-hun Lee and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as fellow outlaws.

It's not often that you see such a racially diverse cast in a western, or any Hollywood film for that matter. Hawke is also author of a new graphic novel, "Indeh: A Story of the Apache Wars," which he will be discussing with co-creator Greg Ruth, at the New York Comic Con in October.

Hawke joined Rebecca Carroll, WNYC's producer for special projects on race, for the launch of How I Got Over — a new series reinventing language around race. They talked race, guns, violence and white accountability in an era of heightened, racialized police brutality and gun violence. 

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How I Got Over

Join us for a new project reinventing language around race through a series of conversations and performances that explore, express and examine what it means when a social construct becomes the social order. We want people to get personal. We want provocative dialogue. We want to generate new language to execute real change. We want to talk about fear – and how it’s different if you are black or white. We want to hear people explore racism.


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