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Screening of Whose Streets?
October 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$8
$8 General Admission $5 Seniors 60+ / Kids 12 & Under / Students With Valid I.D. $5
Bargain Matinee First Show Each Day
Oct 1 to Oct 4
Sunday to Wednesday 6pm ONLY!
Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis – 2017 – 100m – No Matinees
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.
“IT REPRESENTS THE SPIRIT OF SOMETHING MORE POWERFUL THAN A BULLET, THE SEED OF SOMETHING GOOD SPRINGING FROM A TERRIBLE AND UNJUST EVENT. A BRASH EXAMPLE OF GUERRILLA FILMMAKING” – STEPHANIE ZACHAREK, TIME
“COULD NOT BE TIMELIER. CHRONICLES THE RISE OF A PROTEST MOVEMENT.” – TIM GRIERSON, SCREEN
“DIRECT AND FREQUENTLY POWERFUL FILMMAKING.” – GLENN KENNY, NEW YORK TIMES
“ROUSING, CLEAR-EYED AND HEART-RENDING. HERE’S WHAT YOU DIDN’T SEE IF YOU AREN’T FROM THERE.” – ALAN SCHERSTUHL, VILLAGE VOICE
“EXCELLENT. IF YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD TOO MUCH ABOUT FERGUSON, THINK AGAIN. NOW THAT AMERICA HAS SOME CHRONOLOGICAL DISTANCE FROM THE CLASHES THERE BETWEEN ACTIVISTS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, IT’S EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIME FOR FOLAYAN’S ANGRY, ELOQUENT DOCUMENTARY, WHICH TAKES THE TIME AND HAS THE SENSE TO HONOR THE FULL RANGE OF CITIZENS AFFECTED BY WHAT HAPPENED.” – MICHAEL PHILLIPS, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
4 STAR REVIEW “OUTSTANDING AND INCENDIARY. A FREDERICK WISEMAN LEVEL OF IMMERSION.” – JORDAN HOFFMAN, THE GUARDIAN