Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
This documentary, chronicling the life of young activist and scholar Angela Davis, and her implication in a botched kidnapping that ended in a shoot-out, four dead, and her name on the FBIs 10 most wanted list, vividly returns us to the fraught period immediately after the official Civil Rights Movement had crested, when a new brand of repressive conservatism was sweeping the nation. Through interviews with the irrepressible Davis herself, as well as members of her family, her lawyers, and her many intellectual contemporaries, Lynch stitches together a revealing portrait of this important thinker, one of the first to successfully articulate the underlying continuity between the modern prison system and Americas legacy of slavery.
Q&A with director Shola Lynch.
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027