This Sunday, local chef Llordel Taylor will host a pop-up movie and brunch event featuring the Miami premiere of The Rape of Recy Taylor.
The film, which was released in December 2017, tells the story of Recy Taylor, an African-American mother and sharecropper, who was raped by six white men in Jim Crow Alabama in 1944. Long before the #MeToo movement, she decided to speak up and fight for justice.
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This past January, the documentary made national headlines after Oprah Winfrey spoke of Taylor during Winfrey's Golden Globes acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.
Though the documentary will be available on demand through Amazon, iTunes, and GooglePlay beginning March 20, Chef Taylor (no relation to Recy Taylor) reached out to the film's producers to arrange a Magic City premiere. Fit for Women's History Month, he will prepare a selection of soul-food dishes while the documentary screens for attendees.
Taylor, who has worked at Miami-area restaurants such as Cecconi's, Mandolin, and Tom Colicchio’s Beachcraft, will offer items such as mango mimosas, jerk shrimp egg white omelets, and seafood gumbo. Additional cocktails and beverages will be available for purchase at a cash bar.