Saturday, June 7th, 7:30pm
Rahiem Shabazz, 2014, 60 min.
Elementary Genocide: From Primary to Penitentiary exposes the socially engineered mechanism created by our government and utilizing the public school system to label elementary aged African American males as work for hire targets within the US penal system. Many refuse to believe there is a corporate attack on the minds and productivity of Black youth through intercepting their educational, economical and social development, and resulting in statistically funneling them through the revolving doors of the criminal justice system. Elementary Genocide confirms this theory and seeks to educate parents, teachers and families, so that we can reclaim our young men and ensure the future of our community.
Q&A to follow screening with director Rahiem Shabazz, Lawrence "Babba" Hayes (member of the United Nations international organization Hands Off Cane) and Tracey D. Syphax, the best selling author of "From The Block To The Boardroom").
Staunch! A Grey Gardens Celebration VI
(Our 6th annual weekend-long meditation on the legacy of Albert and David Maysles' seminal Cinéma vérité documentary Grey Gardens. Staunch VI's theme is "performance" and takes a look at some of the most incredible hams from Little and Big Edie to Brando to ever grace a Maysles Brothers production.)