SCREENING, SCREENING + Q&A
Monday, Mar 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Location la: Redstone Theater
With Stanley Nelson, Traci A. Curry, and subjects from the film in person
Dir. Stanley Nelson and co-director Traci A. Curry. 2022, 121 mins. DCP. Courtesy of Showtime. Survivors, observers, and expert government officials recount the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility, when more than 1,200 inmates seized part of the maximum-security prison, took 39 guards as hostages, and demanded more humane treatment and better conditions. Marking the 50th anniversary of the event, the intense, in-depth documentary Attica from Emmy-winning director Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till) and producer/co-director Traci A. Curry examines the violent five-day standoff between mostly Black and Latino inmates and law enforcement—shocking events that gripped America then, and which highlight the urgent, ongoing need for reform. Screening followed by discussion with Nelson, Curry, and subjects from the film, moderated by Curator of Film Eric Hynes. View trailer.