The Contemporary Austin- Jones Center 700 Congress Ave.
Roof opens 7:30P, Film at 8:30P
Suggested Donation $5-$10
Two documentaries about the history of progressive politics and social justice, by writer and director Shola Lynch, connect to the themes in Jim Hodges's With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress) and Rodney McMillian's timely exhibition Against a Civic Death.
Chisholm '72 - Unbought & Unbossed
The nation's first African-American congresswoman, the passionate Shirley Chisholm launches a campaign for the U.S. presidency in 1972 and garners impressive support, given the era and the still-prevailing prejudices of many voters. This film takes a close look at her presidential run, providing interviews with Chisholm and the dedicated coalitions of individuals who worked on her campaign. Directed by Shola Lynch, 2004, 77 min.
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
Educator and activist Angela Davis, whose affiliation with the Communist Party and the Black Panthers landed her on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, challenged perceptions of political freedom in America. From her early years as a student to her highly publicized arrest and trial, the documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners allows Davis to tell her own stories through a series of intimate interviews. Directed by Shola Lynch, 2012, 102 min.
Picnics and BYOB welcome for all Rooftop films! Our neighbors Royal Blue Grocery are also offering 20% off food and drink purchases during each screening. Just check in at the Jones Center and get your wristband, then go across the street (609 Congress Ave.) to take advantage of this offer.