“McKinley’s Guns,” a documentary about Wilmington’s 1898 coup and massacre, is to be screened 7 p.m. Thursday in Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St., Wilmington.
There will be a filmed one-hour Q&A session with the producers and researchers the screening. Tickets are $21.40, taxes and fees included. Call 910-632-2285.
Produced by Wind Tree Research and Crane House Films, the film premiered Sept. 29 in Thalian Hall. A screening was to take place Sept. 30 but was canceled due to Hurricane Ian. The Sept. 30 tickets will be honored at the Thursday screening.
In “McKinley’s Guns,” lead researcher and film producer Kent Chatfield presents his findings on the 1898 coup and massacre in Wilmington, which he said was state-sanctioned by North Carolina Gov. Daniel Russell, planned by a shadow government — the White Government Union –and executed by federal and state troops under the command of former Confederate generals and President McKinley.