Shola Lynch’s 2013 documentary tells the story of renown author, academic and activist Angela Davis, centering on the period in which her radical, social work implicated her in a botched kidnapping that ends with four people dead and her name on the FBI’s most-wanted list in 1970. The high stakes crime, political movement, and trial that catapulted 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, Davis speaks frankly about the actions that branded her as a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide political movement for her freedom. Told through past and contemporary interviews along with interviews of those involved, the film allows a more detailed, personal account and narrative of Angela Davis and of a time in which Black socio- political engagement challenged the American status quo.
Join us for this screening and stay after for discussion about the film’s themes. The event is free of charge, no RSVP required!