FILM SHOWING: FREE Angela & All Political Prisoners May 20th ~ ASD GEN. MEETING MOVED!

 
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05/20/2013 - 7:00pm
05/20/2013 - 9:00pm
Special ASD - CFC Film Showing

The gripping documentary on legendary activist and icon Angela Davis. In Hillcrest AMC Theatres NOW! Trailer => http://www.kpbs.org/events/2013/apr/04/19349/
http://www.freeangelafilm.com

We’re hosting a special one-time only screening of FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS.

Let’s work together to bring this important documentary about icon Angela Davis to our community!

Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California at Los Angeles philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s. Nearly forty years later, and for the first time, Angela Davis speaks frankly about the actions that branded her as a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide political movement for her freedom.

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! 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.

About the Film
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.

Plot Outline
The high stakes crime, political movement, and trial that catapults the 26 year-old newly appointed philosophy professor at the University of California at Los Angeles into a seventies revolutionary political icon. Nearly forty years later, and for the first time, Angela Davis speaks frankly about the actions that branded her as a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide political movement for her freedom.