The San Diego County Ethnic Studies Consortium invites you to our
3rd Annual Community Event
Sneak Preview of
FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS
Directed by Shola Lynch
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
DIGIPLEX MISSION VALLEY
Film screening followed by Community Panel
Register at http://freeangelasdesc.eventbrite.com to receive a free ticket. Limit one ticket per person. More tickets than theater seats are being distributed, so arrive early. All seats are first-come, first-serve. A ticket does not guarantee a seat. Please note: You must bring a hard copy of your paper ticket; phone apps will not be accepted.
About the Film
San Diego, CA (March 26, 2013) – Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, presents the political-crime-drama documentary about social activism icon Angela Davis. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners opens exclusively in AMC theaters in select markets on April 5, 2013, and is also available on Tugg to bring Free Angela to a city near you.
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 that marks 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.
Jada Pinkett Smith along with Overbrook Entertainment, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, and BET Networks have joined forces on the production of the documentary.
“We at Overbrook Entertainment are very proud to support this intriguing documentary about the life of Angela Davis,” said Jada Pinkett Smith. “An incredible job in revealing a piece of American history we thought we all knew.”
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter adds, “An intricate and compelling film about Angela Davis. Roc Nation is honored to be part of a creative collective that can present such a riveting story.”
San Diego County Ethnic Studies Consortium