Film Fans Across the Bay Area Invited to Host House Parties to Watch Powerful Prize-Winning Documentary about Voter Disenfranchisement
The San Francisco Film Society and Ironweed Film Club invite Bay Area film lovers to host the second SF360 San Francisco Movie Night on Wednesday, September 27. The compelling documentary American Blackout (SFIFF 2006) will screen at house parties and community venues citywide followed by a wrap party at 10:00 pm at Tosca Café, 242 Columbus Avenue.
“The Film Society is excited to continue its citywide SF360 new-media explorations with Ironweed Film Club and American Blackout,” said SFFS Executive Director Graham Leggat. “On September 27 the Bay Area will once again be an expanded cinema, with disparate pockets of viewers watching the same film at the same time, connected not by physical location but by digital technology and a driving interest in social change.”
American Blackout, directed by Ian Inaba and produced by Guerrilla News Network, chronicles the troubling, recurring and systemic patterns of disenfranchisement of African American voters in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, and includes issues still current in 2006 and for 2008. Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), the film’s lead subject, and Inaba participated in a lively and provocative Q&A following a screening at SFIFF 49. Winner of the Documentary Special Jury Prize at Sundance ‘06, the film also features interviews with Representative John Lewis (D-GA), Representative Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D-OH).
Full details and instructions for hosting a SF360 San Francisco Movie Night are available at ironweedfilms.com.
Official Website: http://www.ironweedfilms.com
Added by cinesoul on September 12, 2006