Q&A with Actress Lorraine Toussaint
Post-Q&A champagne reception with Ms. Toussaint, catered by Alvin and Friends
December 15th at 7pm

Main Hall



SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernays SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

After the Q&A, join us in the theatre lobby to raise a glass to Lorraine Toussaint and enjoy delicious bites from Alvin and Friends of New Rochelle. (Additional charge for reception.)


About Lorraine Toussaint

Trinidadian-born Brooklyn-raised Lorraine Toussaint graduated from Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts in 1978. She then enrolled herself at the Juilliard School’s drama division as a member of Group 11 (1978-1982). She graduated from Juilliard with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree. Lorraine is best known for her performance in Orange is the New Black as Queen Vee.  She also stared opposite “designing woman” Annie Potts on Lifetime network’s Any Day Now (1998). From 2007 to 2010, she starred as Captain Kate Perry on TNT’s Saving Grace (2007). While Lorraine is best remembered for her performances in several television series, notable film appearances include: Breaking In (2011), Hudson Hawk (1991), Dangerous Minds (1995), The Soloist (2009), and Middle of Nowhere (2012). Her performance in the film was nominated a Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.