How the Monuments Came Down Premiere - SOLD OUT!

Date & Time

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
7:00 pm to 10:45 pm


1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
United States


Mary Arritt

About the Event

NOTE: Due to inclement weather, this event was moved to June 23rd, and purchased tickets automatically transferred to this date. 

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and join us for the world film premiere, produced by Field Studio in association with VPM.

About this Event
Afrikana is pleased to partner with The JXN ProjectMaymont, and VPM at Maymont for the world premiere of How the Monuments Came Down, a documentary by Field Studio in association with VPM. We invite you to join us for this evening under the stars featuring a live performance by RVA’s own, Butcher Brown, a pre-screening panel discussion, film screening, food selections provided by Richmond Black Restaurant Experience and beer and wine for purchase.

Welcome by VPM's President Jayme Swain. Pre-screening discussion panelists include: Christy Coleman (story advisor and cast member), Dr. Julian Hayter (cast member/ story advisor), Dr. Sesha Joi Moon (story advisor, Afrikana and The JXN Project), and Enjoli Moon (story advisor, Afrikana and The JXN Project), Joseph Rogers (story advisor/ cast member), Krista Weatherford (Maymont), Michael Paul Williams (cast member). 

About the Film
How the Monuments Came Down is a timely and searing look at the history of white supremacy and Black resistance in Richmond. Through stories of descendants and activists, the feature-length film reveals how monuments to Confederate leaders stood for more than a century—and why they fell. Produced by Field Studio in association with VPM. Preview the trailer of How the Monuments Came Down.

7:00pm: Gates Open
7:30pm: Butcher Brown Performance
8:30pm: Welcome by VPM's President Jayme Swain; Pre-screening Panel Discussion
9:15pm: Film Screening Begins (to last approximately 90 minutes)

  • - Cost: $10 per pod (holds up to 4 people); ticket sale proceeds benefit Afrikana
  • - Bring your chair and/or blanket as they will not be provided at the event
  • - Food, beverages, coolers, tents and large umbrellas are not allowed

Register Here