FREE screening Monday May 4 - Activism in Film and Harlan County USA
Jeremy LevineMay 3, 2015
Come to a screening and discussion at the Brooklyn Historical Society Monday to explore depictions of activism in film. The night will start with two BFC documentary shorts: Right Here All Over by Lily Henderson and Alex Mallis about Occupy Wall Street and Am I Next? by Jeremy Levine and Nicholas Weissman following a teenager during the early Ferguson protests. The shorts will be followed by the Academy Award-winning feature documentary Harlan County USA. This landmark 1976 film by Barbara Kopple provides a compelling and unflinching look at a 1974 coal miners’ strike in Kentucky. Documentary filmmaker Alice Elliott (The Collector of Bedford Street, Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy) moderates a discussion with filmmakers Lily Henderson, Nicholas Weissman, and Jeremy Levine. Making Waves in Film connects Brooklyn filmmakers today with innovators of the past in collaboration with the Criterion Collection.
Reserve your free tickets here.