Posts Tagged ‘movie screening’

Prison Activists Spread Radical Critique Through Theatre

 

RICHMOND, VA
Fri Aug 9, 7PM
Shadow of Lucasville
Sat Aug 10, 7PM
Know Your Enemy

both shows at:
The Wingnut
2005 Barton Ave.

 

Radical DIY theatre group Insurgent Theatre is touring the country with a play about police and a documentary film about a prison uprising. The film and play will be showing in Richmond on August 9th at 10th. The play, entitled Know Your Enemy juxtaposes dramatic unraveling of a troubled officer with a radical interactive lecture about prisons, history, and resistance. The film, entitled Shadow of Lucasville revisits the 1993 prison uprising at a maximum security prison in the Southern Ohio town of Lucasville. The film will be followed by conversation with death-sentenced survivors of the uprising, who will be calling in from the Ohio State Penitentiary, Ohio’s supermax prison.

 

Part of the money raised by this tour will go to support RedBird Prison Abolition, RedBird Books to Prisoners and The Lucasville Amnesty Campaign.

EVENT DETAILS

 

Venue: The Wingnut Anarchist Collective

Date: August

Time: 7pm

Local contact: wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

Price: suggested donation $5-20, no one will be turned away for lack of funds

Contact Insurgent: Ben Turk 614-704-4699 insurgent.ben@gmail.com

InsurgentTheatre.org, LucasvilleAmnesty.org, RedBirdPrisonAbolition.org

 

 

 

MORE ABOUT KNOW YOUR ENEMY

 

A Theatrical Examination of Police and Prison in America.

 

Written by Ben Turk, Directed by Kate Pleuss, Performed by Ben Turk – 90 minutes

insurgenttheatre.org
What does it mean to be a compassionate, dedicated, humane police officer in the country with the world’s highest incarceration rate and a continuing tradition of racial injustice? Know Your Enemy examines the role of police using stripped down interactive theatre, critical understanding of history and the power of silent refusal. Know your history. Know your rights. Know your enemy.

Promo image: http://insurgenttheatre.org/acab/bencop_smile.jpg

 

 

MORE ABOUT THE SHADOW OF LUCASVILLE

 

Follow-up to the award winning documentary film, The Great Incarcerator, part 1: Dark Little Secret

 

Directed by D Jones – 75 minutes

https://www.facebook.com/TheShadowOfLucasvilleMovie
The Shadow of Lucasville revisits the 1993 uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, one of the longest in U.S. history, while exploring the fight for human rights and media exposure through inmate uprisings in response to mass incarceration and dehumanization supported by the prison industrial complex. After the film, Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Jason Robb and Keith Lamar, prisoners who were unjusty sentenced to death following the uprising and have spent the last 20 years in solitary confinement appealing their convictions and resisting supermax confinement will be calling to answer questions from the audience.

 

Promo image: http://insurgenttheatre.org/acab/shadow.jpg

MORE ABOUT INSURGENT THEATRE

Insurgent Theatre strives to connect performing arts with radical struggles, to make theatre that is relevant, engaging, challenging and useful for those who confront the US police state and global capitalist empire. We’ve been making original theatre since 2003 and also frequently touring the country since 2008 with pointedly political original works like Ulysses’ Crewmen and In the Belly.

http://insurgenttheatre.org

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The Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be screening the film Homotopia on Sunday October 23rd at 7pm.

This movie is directed by some of the same people making the presentation on October 19th at the University of Richmond on Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. We hope to continue ideas and conversations from that event during discussion after the movie screening. We also think the recent repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell makes this movie particularly relevant for discussion by queers and queer allies.

Set sometime in the future-present Homotopia chronicles a group of radical queer’s dedicated to exposing the trouble with gay marriage, dismantling the State, undoing Empire, while looking totally fierce. Woven into the story of Yoshi’s adventures in love, resistance, and sex, is a critique of the crushing violence of homonormativity and its deadly perpetuation of US patriotism, conservative kinship structures and affective accumulation. Homotopia holds cinematic assumptions hostage through its motley assemblage of never-passing crew. Race, gender, ability and desire are reworked through an anti-colonial take of queer struggle creating a visual rhythm of melancholic utopianism that knows there may be no future but still hopes today is not their last. Love revolution, not State delusion, Homotopia.

Last night we watched the Murder of Fred Hampton at the Wingnut. About 14 people were over to watch the movie. It consists of original films taken of Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers before he was murdered, and then film documenting the murder and aftermath. The film of Fred Hampton was compelling, and it was inspiring to see him speak. His charisma and organizational abilities were obvious.

“You can jail a revolutionary, but you can’t jail a revolution”

The movie really showed how obvious the situation was, in terms of Fred Hampton having just simply been murdered. The film also showed various aspects of the work that the Illinois Black Panther Party was doing at the time. As well as the general persecution they were facing daily at the hands of the pigs- including having their headquarters burned down.

The movie reinforced the brutality of the police and state and the extreme lengths they will go to in order to destroy movements working effectively towards social justice and healthy communities. Somber but important lessons.

If you missed the movie, but want to see it, just contact us. Maybe we will do another screening of it, or you can just come over to watch it sometime.

Also, don’t forget about the other movies being shown this month and the Memorial Day BBQ and hangout memorializing those murdered by the state.

I am a revolutionary.

The Wingnut is a radical collective in Richmond, Virginia, in Southern Barton Heights. The Wingnut is a sober space, so please no drugs or alcohol or intoxication. The Wingnut is an All Ages space, so we try to keep events kid friendly.

All events at the Wingnut are free, but if you have some money to donate to the travelling bands or the Wingnut it is appreciated! Also, always feel free to bring snacks to share!

May 2nd- 12:30- Food Not Bombs
May 3rd- 8pm- Movie Screening: The Murder of Fred Hampton
May 6th- 7pm Show- Gutbucket Bellowers, Coaltown Noir and more (Bluegrass/folk)
May 9th- 12:30- Food Not Bombs
May 10th-8pm- Movie Screening: Up the Ridge
May 11th-7pm- Sobriety Discussion Group
May 12th-7pm- Craft Night- Make Signs for the Massey Coal Protest on May 18th
May 16th- 12:30 Food Not Bombs
May 16th- 7pm -Show Criminal Culture (FL)
May 17th- 8pm Movie Screening- What We Want, What We Need, Black Panthers
May 22nd-7pm Show- David Deese, Very Magic (PA)- pop punk
May 23rd- 12:30 Food Not Bombs
May 25th- 8pm Movie Screening: The Angola 3: Black Panthers
May 26th- 7pm- Craft Night
May 30th- 12:30 Food Not Bombs
May 31st-  12- Memorial Day Cookout and Music in memory of people killed by cops (bring food to grill or share and instruments to play)

2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, Virginia 23222

Contact the Wingnut at 804 303 5449 or xveganarchistrvax@gmail.com

Keep up to date on our events at http://www.thewingnutrva.wordpress.com

As part of May in Memory of people killed by cops and the state, the Wingnut and the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross is showing films each Monday about the police state, state oppression, COINTELPRO, and the Prison System.

So come on out to watch this film and talk about it too, if you want. Bring snacks if you have some, the WIngnut is a sober space.

The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation is an interesting documentary that brings up issues about both the persecution of the Black Panthers as well as the Prison Industrial Complex, race, and more.

This DVD tells the gripping story of Robert King Wilkerson, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, men who have endured solitary confinement longer than any known living prisoner in the United States. Politicized through contact with the Black Panther Party while inside Louisiana’s prisons, they formed one of the only prison Panther chapters in history and worked to organize other prisoners into a movement for the right to live like human beings. This feature length documentary explores their extraordinary struggle for justice while incarcerated in Angola, a former slave plantation where institutionalized rape and murder made it known as one of the most brutal and racist prisons in the US. The analysis of the Angola 3’s political work, and the criminal cases used to isolate and silence them, occurs within the context of the widespread COINTELPRO being carried out in the 1960s and 70s by the FBI and state law enforcement against militant voices for change.

Black And Gold Movie Screening

Come on over the The Wingnut on Monday March 1st at 7pm to watch the documentary Black And Gold: The Story of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation.
Feel free to bring food/drinks/snacks to share and we will probably have some too (just keep in mind that the Wingnut is a sober space). Bring friends too!
Not a big deal, just casual hanging out and watching a new movie Mo just got.

About the Film:

In 1994, the Latin Kings–the largest and most powerful street gang in New York–became the Latin King and Queen Nation. They claimed to have abandoned their criminal past and to be following in the footsteps of the Black Panthers and the Young Lords. (more…)