The new acclaimed film on Mumia Abu-Jamal, Long Distance Revolutionary, will premiere in Seattle on Friday the 22nd with Q&A with the producer Noelle Hanrahan on Friday & Saturday evening shows.
When: Friday, February 22nd through the 28th
Where: Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St, Seattle)
Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison and despite attempts to silence him, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, educate, provoke and inspire. Through prison interviews, archival footage, and dramatic readings, this riveting film explores Mumia’s life before, during and after Death Row—revealing, in the words of Angela Davis, “the most eloquent and most powerful opponent of the death penalty in the world…the 21st Century Frederick Douglass.” With Cornel West, Alice Walker, Dick Gregory, Angela Davis, Amy Goodman and more.
Time Out NY writes that the film “Puts a human face on its subject, for so long now just an anti-capital-punishment icon… also makes the case, COINTELPRO and beyond, that power is hardly to be trusted in America.”
The New York Times states that “…proof that there are still outspoken champions of views too radicalized to qualify as left-wing: people distrustful of law enforcement, the political system, the justice system, the news media and the very notion that America is at heart the land of the free.”
Showtimes at the Grand Illusion:
Fri, Mon, Tues: 645pm & 9pm
Sat & Sun: 430pm, 645pm & 9pm