In recent weeks, protesters have marched against police violence in cities from New York to Boston as troops stood by in Baltimore to enforce a curfew imposed after civil unrest over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. The tragedy in Baltimore is just the latest in a proliferation of high-profile police violence cases that have occurred over the last three years.
Since 2014, filmmaker Can Tuzcu and other independent filmmakers have created a number of avant-garde documentary short films that engage current political events and provide a militant call to action – to end police violence! We will screen and discuss four of these short films. (Parental Advisory: Some videos reference police violence and are not suitable for all ages).
The screening will be followed by audience discussion and Q&A with filmmaker Can Tuzcu, and Chris Rue, of DC Moving Pictures – a movie screening project dedicated to showcasing great movies and great filmmakers at local spaces in and around the District.
*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.
BloomScreen Indie Film Night is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts and other guests.