On Super Tuesday: ‘For the People’ movie marathon

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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.

I Am Somebody (1970)

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*

(with)

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.

what it looks like. not glamorous. just do it!

Super Tuesday Movie Marathon | Array | Tuesday Mar 3

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