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Advance Screening: Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners

Black World Cinema

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM

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Free Angela Davis Film Screening April 4, 7pm, Chatham 14
Free admission to April 4, 7 pm, Black World Cinema/Chatham 14 advance screening of Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners. Please arrive early. Seating will be first come first served with RSVP to Eventbrite
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FREE ANGELA and all political prisoners
Director – Shola Lynch
Cast – Angela Davis
Runtime – 101 minutes
Distributor – Codeblack Films/Lionsgate 

ADVANCE SCREENING by Black World Cinema
In cooperation with Chatham 14 Theaters and Portaluz.org

Chatham 14 Theaters, 210 W 87th Street, Chicago, IL 60620
RSVP to Eventbrite. Arrive Early! Seats are first come first served!
After 6:30pm tickets go to waitlist. 

Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s.  Angela Davis joins the Communist Party, protests with the Black Panthers, and becomes a principle spokesperson for the burgeoning prison reform movement.  As a result, she finds herself Fighting to keep her job, and in the national media spotlight characterized by her many detractors as a dangerous subversive menace, and by her supporters as a strong leader challenging authority and boldly advocating for “Power to All People.”

So on August 7th, 1970, when Angela is implicated in the politically motivated kidnapping and murder of a judge in a brazen daylight shootout at the Marin County, CA courthouse, the nation wonders and Newsweek magazine asks: “What would prompt the daughter of the black bourgeoisie to take a desperate turn to terrorism?”
Angela flees California, convinced she will not be given a fair trial and is placed on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list.  After a national manhunt she is captured two months later in New York City. Charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy, Angela is put on trial in one of the most sensational court cases of its time. After a two-year legal battle, an all white jury acquits her on all charges in 1972.
It’s an edge-of-your seat thriller told for the first time by Angela and others who lived through the events firsthand. The interviews recount the politics that led her to challenge authority and spur a worldwide movement for her freedom that cemented Angela Davis, and her signature Afro hairstyle,  as an iconic symbol of this still relevant political and social movement —  the right to challenge the system.
Free Angela is a must see documentary!  A candid and powerful account of the tumultuous times and a woman who challenges a society that is afraid of all that she represents. Filled with elements of intrigue, suspense and conspiracies, the film delivers by empowering and inspiring diverse international audiences with its message of hope and redemption.
You know her name. Now, you will finally know her story.

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners is a film by Shola Lynch, presented by Realside Productions and De Films en Aiguille, in association with Direct Cinema and the participation of Direct 8, with major support from La Region Ile-de-France, Canal Plus, the Ford Foundation and Black Entertainment Television Networks. Produced by Carole Lambert, Shola Lynch, Carine Ruszniewski, Sidra Smith. Directed and written by Shola Lynch. Executive Producers Overbrook Entertainment and Roc Nation.

Hailed by the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival as “a fascinating chronicle of justice and strength,” Free Angela tells the dramatic story of how a young professor’s social justice activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a bloody shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list.

In this historical vérité style documentary, marking the 40th anniversary of her acquittal on charges of murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy, Angela Davis recounts the politics and actions that branded her a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide movement for her freedom as a political prisoner.

At its core, the story wrestles with the meaning of political freedom in a democracy negotiated between the people and its government. Strong, attractive, and engaging, Angela Davis is one such person who became a symbol at the center of this still relevant power struggle.

Special thanks to CODEBLACK Films, A Lionsgate Company for making this screening possible. 
Release Date 
– April 5th, 2013 See Officlal website for more information

Official Website –  www.freeangelafilm.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freeangelafilm
Twitter: @FreeAngelaFilm
Use the #freeangela hashtag to join the conversation.

Get Glue: http://getglue.com/movies/free_angela_all_political_prisoners/shola_lynch

Not playing at a theater near you? Visit Tugg to bring FREE ANGELA to a theater near you: http://www.tugg.com/titles/free-angela

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Chatham 14 Theaters
210 W. 87th St
Chicago, IL 60620

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM

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Black World Cinema

Black World Cinema™, a showcase of seldom seen classic features and new films from around the world.

Black World Cinema™ presents films by filmmakers that bring us story with compelling content and a human dimension seldom presented in mainstream cinema.

All screenings are followed by lively discussions moderated by program director Floyd Webb or local scholars, screenwriters and directors.

Screenings occur the first Thursday of every month at
Chatham 14
210 87th Street
Chicago, IL

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