BROKEN ON ALL SIDES Screening & Discussion ★ with Producer Matt Pillischer
Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)
FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION
★ Saturday, March 9th, NYC Premier ★
Producer/director Matt Pillischer will be presenting the movie and leading a panel discussion afterwards along with other community activists and people who were formerly incarcerated.
BROKEN ON ALL SIDES PREVIEW: http://www.brokenonallsides.com/
ABOUT THE MOVIE:
Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S. is an hour-long independent documentary that explores the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal justice system.
4:30-5:40 PM ☆ Movie Screening
5:40-6:40 pm ☆ Panel Discussion / Q & A
6:40-7:30 pm ☆ Networking / Tabling / Conclusion
For further information, or to reserve a Literature Table, call: 212-501-1212
The Riverside Church - DIRECTIONS:
The Riverside Church is located on Riverside Drive and 120th Street near Columbia University where Harlem and the Upper West Side meet. (120th Street is also named Reinhold Niebuhr Place.) The Claremont Avenue entrance (91 Claremont Avenue) is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Directions by Subway
Take the #1 IRT Broadway Local to 116th Street. Walk north along Broadway (passing Barnard College on the left) to 120th Street (Reinhold Niebuhr Place). Turn left and walk one block to (Claremont Avenue). 91 Claremont is one half block north of 120th Street on the left hand side of the street. If the IRT Broadway Express (#2 or #3 IRT) is taken uptown from midtown Manhattan, be sure to change at 96th street for the local train.
Directions by Bus
Take the M-104, M-4 or M-5 to 120th or 122nd Street.
For further information about bus and subway routes, click here for more information or call 718.330.1234.
Directions by Car
HENRY HUDSON PARKWAY NORTHBOUND—take the 96th Street Exit to Broadway, turn left onto Broadway. Continue North to 120th Street. At 120th, turn left. For the 91 Claremont Ave. entrance, continue one block, and turn right onto Claremont. For the 490 Riverside Drive entrance, continue two blocks, and turn right onto Riverside Drive.
HENRY HUDSON PARKWAY SOUTHBOUND—take the 125th Street Exit. Drive straight to 125th Street. Turn left onto 125th Street. Take 125th Street to Broadway. (You’ll see the elevated train tracks at Broadway.) Turn right onto Broadway and go to 120th Street (Reinhold Niebuhr) and turn right. The church is one block west of Broadway.
TRIBOROUGH BRIDGE TO MANHATTAN—Take 125th Street Exit. Take 125th Street to Broadway. Turn left on Broadway, drive to 120th Street (Reinhold Niebuhr). Turn right. The church is one block west of Broadway.
The Claremont Avenue Garage is operated by Rapid Park Inc., 212.866.1000, and is open to the public during the following hours:
Monday through Sunday 7:00 a.m.—12:00 midnight
The garage is located beneath the church’s South Wing. The entrance is on 120th Street between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue. There is a fee for parking.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"Thank you on behalf of the spirit of George Jackson and the December 9th Georgia and International Prisoners' Rights Movement... Every conscious person in the world needs to see this film."
- Elaine Brown, former leader of the Black Panther Party
"Broken On All Sides is a compelling documentary addressing racial inequities within our criminal justice system and its devastating collateral consequences. It is an excellent resource to use in educating, motivating, and empowering your group, organization, or community on this critical issue."
- James E. Williams, Jr., Public Defender & Chair of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Criminal Justice System
"Those among us who might think the struggle for 'Civil Rights' is essentially a done deal face a rude awakening. Of several urgent moral mountains still to climb, U.S. criminal law & incarceration reform is a major one. Matt Pillischer's film Broken On All Sides joins Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow and Douglas Blackmon's Slavery By Another Name as poignant present-tense calls-to-arms. A subject no honest feeling citizen dare avoid."
- Gladden Schrock, Pulitzer-nominated Writer/Cultural Analyst
"Broken On All Sides is an invaluable teaching resource. The American penal system has to be at the center of any discussion of racial inequality, and this documentary powerfully demonstrates the human toll of this inhumane system. While clear-eyed in its assessment of the many obstacles to change, it is a compelling call to action."
- Greta Snyder, Instructor of Racial Politics, University of Virginia
- Khalid Abdul Rasheed and Theresa Shoatz, activists with the Human Rights Coalition (Philadelphia)
- Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow," Associate Professor of Law at Mortiz College of Law, and Senior Fellow at Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
- Jonathan Feinberg, partner with Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg
- John Goldkamp, Chair of the Temple University Criminal Justice Department
- Nathaniel Gravely Hayes, construction worker, formerly incarcerated in the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS)
- Angus Love, board member of PA Prison Society
- Marlene Martin, National Director of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty
- Tom Namako, journalist who toured PPS and wrote City Paper articles on overcrowding
- John Street, former mayor of Philadelphia
- Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper, Supervising Judge at the PA Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division
- Su Ming Yeh, attorney with PA Institutional Law Project
- Carlton Young, former correctional officer in PPS
Looking for co-sponsors! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your organization can co-sponsor, or for more info.
For a full & updated list of screenings and events, go to: http://brokenonallsides.com/calendar.php
Broken On All Sides on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewVisionsForCriminalJustice/info
When & Where
Producer/director Matt Pillischer
Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving)
International Socialist Organization
National Police Accountability Project (NLG)
NLG Anti-Racism Committee
The Osborne Association
VOCAL-NY (Voices of Community Advocates & Leaders)
>>>*Co-Sponsor list in formation<<<
Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Criminal Justice Caucus at Columbia University School of Social Work
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Muslim Consultative Network
NLG Mass Incarceration Committee
NLG New York City Chapter
NLG The United People of Color Caucus
P.A.P.A. II (People Assisting Positive Actions)
Thomas Giovanni, Criminal Justice Advocate