Weekend open thread: See the 13th, on Saturday the 13th, Frida Cinema




Vern here. We’ve seen this movie twice, but it is good enough that we’re going to see it again tomorrow down in Santa Ana – it’s the kind of film you want to see with a bunch of friends.  So we’ll be here tomorrow at 1:30….

“13th on 13th” Social Justice Film Event
Documentary Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Saturday, May 13th, 1:30 pm, at The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St

Orange County Multi-Racial Collaborative presents a screening of award-winning documentary “13th” at The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, followed by a panel discussion with people directly connected with the criminal justice system in Orange County from a variety of perspectives and experiences.

Limited seating. Free admission. RSVP here.

Called a “must-see,” (Roger Ebert), “terrifying” (Tom Long, Detroit News), and “damning,” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), Ava Duvernay’s 2016 documentary assembles a shocking and unshakable challenge to America’s prison system, revealing how America’s extreme rate of criminalization is modern-day slavery.

“Come join us to engage in powerful conversation about what you already know, or to learn more so that that we can all take action from a place of knowledge,” said OC-MRC founder Karen Poffenberger.

Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers summarizes about 13th, “Don’t think it can’t happen here – look around, it is happening. ’13th’ is a record of shame so powerful that it just might change things. Godspeed.”

13th, a documentary by Ava DuVernay, explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the nation’s prisons that are disproportionately filled with People of Color. DuVernay presents historical information that shows how the United States uses incarceration as an extension of slavery and a form of racialized control. Following the movie, please stay for a panel discussion to learn about what you can do and ways in which you can mobilize to challenge and disrupt systems of injustice.

It’s your weekend open thread, go for it!

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