The Throwaways Movie Screening with Director/Producers Bhawin Suchak and Ira McKinley
For Immediate Release 1 Jan 2015
KPFA Radio 94.1FM and International House, UC Berkeley, present:
An award winning documentary film
With Bhawin Suchak (Director/Producer) & Ira McKinley (ex-felon & homeless filmmaker)
Two screenings only, with film directors present
Thursday, January 29. Screenings at 6 pm and 8 pm
International House, U.C. Berkeley
2297 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley
$10 advance, $12 door, student discount at door, brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006
or at Pegasus (3 locations), Marcus Books, Moe's, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore
S.F: Modern Times. KPFA benefit Information: www.kpfa.org/events
The Throwaways is a timely and provocative look at the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality on black men in America. Told through the eyes of homeless ex-felon Ira McKinley, the film documents his struggle to bring positive changes to his community in inner-city Albany, NY. As he strives to give voice to the people on the streets fighting for survival, McKinley confronts the stigma of being formerly incarcerated. More than an illumination of marginalized people in trouble, this film is a call to action, a narrative of engaging in the fight for justice.
"The Throwaways courageously explores the most pressing racial justice issue of our time: the mass incarceration and profiling of poor people of color. "
Michelle Alexander, author, The New Jim Crow
Featured on Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2014/9/17/the_throwaways_new_film_spotlights_police
WINNER Best Documentary Long Beach Indie Film
WINNER New York Hi-Light Harlem International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION at Film Columbia, New Hampshire Film Festival, Socially Relevant Film Festival, Roxbury Film Festival, Kingston Film Festival, Global COMMFesToronto, Catskill Mountain Film Fest, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.
Bhawin Suchak, Director/Producer
Sam Pollard, Executive Producer, an award-winning feature film and television video editor, and documentary producer/director whose career spans almost thirty years. He has edited several Spike Lee films (Four Little Girls, Jungle Fever, Mo Better Blues) and served as the producer for Henry Hampton's historical civil rights documentary Eyes On The Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads.
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/40812791
Link to online press kit via Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gsncnlbp7fhthsd/AADQYxmDcUWngYYkJdhHadxNa?dl=0
Local Contact: Ken Preston: 510.967.4495 email@example.com
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2299 Piedmont Avenue at Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720