Two documentaries about the history of progressive politics and social justice, by writer and director Shola Lynch, connect to the themes in Jim Hodges's With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress) and Rodney McMillian's timely exhibition Against a Civic Death.
Roof opens 7:30P, Film at 8:30P
The nation’s first African-American congresswoman, the passionate Shirley Chisholm launches a campaign for the U.S. presidency in 1972 and garners impressive support, given the era and the still-prevailing prejudices of many voters.
This film takes a close look at her presidential run, providing interviews with Chisholm and the dedicated coalitions of individuals who worked on her campaign.
Stay for a moderated discussion following the film.
Ishia Lynette, Austin Justice Coalition, Communication Outreach
Maureen Nicol, #bossbabesATX, Project and Operations Lead
Amber Watts, Austin Justice Coalition, Director of Higher Learning—a free educational program rooted in social justice, mentorship, and community building.
Directed by Shola Lynch, 2004, 77 min. Watch the trailer below.
Picnics and BYOB welcome for all Rooftop films! Our neighbors Royal Blue Grocery are also offering 20% off food and drink purchases during each screening. Just check in at the Jones Center and get your wristband, then go across the street (609 Congress Ave.) to take advantage of this offer.