Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Free Angela! DVD Release August 20!

Source: Shadow and Act- On Cinema of the African Diaspora

Codeblack Films released the doc on April 5th, theatrically in the USA, in a deal that also includes BET's involvement - suggesting that the network will likely premiere the film on broadcast TV later.
It's also played overseas - in France, to start.

If you missed it during its theatrical run, look for it on DVD on August 20, when it'll be released on that format.
Director Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners is described as:

... a feature-length documentary about Angela Davis and the high stakes crime, political movement, and trial that catapults the 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, Angela Davis speaks frankly about the actions that branded her as a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide political movement for her freedom.
I screened the film last fall, while it was at TIFF, and reviewed it (read that review HERE if you missed it). Zeinabu Davis also interviewed director Lynch earlier this year; read that interview HERE.

Watch a clip from the film below in which Davis talks about becoming a symbol of the political movement she was a part of, as well as a target, and how that changed her life:

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