Heck, we go to the movies all year round. We go on Tuesday, bluesday; we go any day. But a special free-to-the-people invitation to activist/feminist/film director-producer Ava DuVernay‘s cool screening room and production digs in Echo Park gets our interest. Ms. DuVernay is offering, free to the public (ahem, after you vote, guys!), a “For the People” movie marathon curated by Array Alliance’s director of programming Mercedes Cooper. Ms. Cooper’s lineup of five films draws from a global perspective and examines democracy and politics from diverse perspectives. The eclectic group of represented directors includes women and people of color. And that is very cool.
So remember: Voting first, movies after. (OR) you can even register to vote at Array and go do your civic duty afterward! In either case, come be with your fellow American movie-mavens starting at noon.
12:00PM | INTEGRATION REPORT 1
dir. Madeline Anderson, 1960, 21min, Documentary
The struggle for black equality is examined on the front lines of the fight for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Alabama; Brooklyn, New York; and Washington, D.C. *60th Anniversary*
I AM SOMEBODY
dir. Madeline Anderson, 1970, 30min, Documentary
Nearly 400 poorly paid black women hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina go on strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase. *50th Anniversary*
2:00PM | CHILDREN OF MEN
dir. Alfonso Cuarón, 2006, 114min
When infertility threatens mankind with extinction, a disillusioned journalist becomes an unlikely champion in the fight for human survival.
5:00PM | THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS
dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, 1965, 121min
A recreation of the events that took place in the capital city of French Algeria between November 1954 and December 1957, during the Algerian War of Independence.
7:30PM | THE PERFECT CANDIDATE
dir. Haifaa al-Mansour, 2019, 104 min
A determined young Saudi doctor inadvertently runs for local political office and her family and community struggle to accept their town’s first female candidate.
Super Tuesday Movie Marathon | Array | Tuesday Mar 3