OCCUPY THE SCREEN!
OCCUPY THE SCREEN! ROXIE THEATER March 29, 2012, 7pm
3117 16th Street San Francisco, CA
Thursday, March 29th the Roxie Theater will host a film series and panel discussion to help bring historic context to social and economic protest movements, beginning with the Civil Rights' Movement, and extending to other movements that have reclaimed public spaces to protest injustice. The film night will serve as a continuation of the discussion brought to the forefront by the Occupy Movement. Now that the encampments have been dispersed, what are communities around the Bay Area doing to challenge social and economic inequities?
A segment of Newreel's documentary series of the Black Panther Party, What We Want, What We Belive will be featured with several short films, including AFT 2121: The Movie, Art Strikes Back, Yes Men's Guide to High Level Pranking, and Occupy SF - Veterans Day: Amos Gregory. The screening will be followed with a panel discussion. Panelists include:
Kiilu Nyasha, San Francisco-based journalist and former member of the Black Panther Party. Amos Gregory, Veteran Artist (US Navy, Submarine Force), Founder, Veterans' Alley, San Francisco. Reverend Paul Gaffney, Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy. Ramneek Saini, Community Services Director for the San Francisco Labor Council
The People's Federal Credit Union (based out of Oakland) will also have a table set up to provide information on how to transfer your money from a big bank to a credit union.
The event will be FREE to the public with a suggested donation. 7pm
On What We Want, What We Believe: "The invaluable Movement documentaries Newsreel produced furthered the work of the Black Panther Party and now provide the esdentail visual record of the Party's early days. The collection offers an extraordinary compilation that includes historic behind the scenes details taken from a wide range of interviews and contemporary events as well as the classic Newsreel films." —Kathleen Cleaver, Communications Secretary, Black Panther Party, 1967–1971