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Reel Impact: The Force

Special Screening
Thu, Nov 30, 2017
  • 7:30PM
RUN TIME: 93min
+  Post-screening audience discussion with Zoey Martinson, Vincent Warren, and Bryan Epps, moderated by Darnell Moore
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Thursday November 30, 2017
Performances no longer available.
Co-presented by BAM and Amazon Studios
Directed by Peter Nicks | 2017

This gripping documentary, and winner of this year’s Sundance documentary prize for Best Director, takes viewers inside the troubled Oakland Police Department during a period of turmoil and upheaval. Filmed over the course of two years beginning in 2014, director Peter Nicks charts the shake-ups that ensue as an idealistic new police chief attempts to clean up the scandal-plagued department and restore community trust. But a series of police brutality incidents, the rise of Black Lives Matter, and bombshell allegations soon reveal how difficult reform may be. With startling immediacy and a vérité even-handedness worthy of Frederick Wiseman, The Force offers a vital look at the ins and outs, failings and challenges of policing in the 21st century.

A Kino Lorber release.

Post-screening Discussion
Discussion facilitated by Darnell Moore (editor-at-large at CASSIUS/iOne Digital) with panelists Zoey Martinson (director, producer, and co-artistic director of Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative), Vincent Warren (Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights), and Bryan Epps, engagement strategist at Equal Justice USA

Co-presented by:
Amazon Studios Reel Impact

Post-screening Discussion
Zoey Martinson, director, producer, and co-artistic director of Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative, with Darnell Moore, editor-at-large at CASSIUS/iOne Digital, and Vincent Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Darnell moore
Darnell L. Moore

Darnell L. Moore is the editor-at-large at CASSIUS (an iOne digital platform) and formerly a senior editor at Mic. He is co-managing editor at The Feminist Wire and writer-in-residence at the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice at Columbia University. He is currently working on a memoir titled No Ashes In The Fire.