HOLD YOUR FIRE
US PREMIERE In 1973, four young Black Muslims held up a sporting goods store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The bungled robbery triggered a response of deadly force by a then mostly-white police force and the longest hostage siege in NYPD history. Director Stefan Forbes, producer Fab Five Freddy and their team reconstruct what took place through the Rashomon-like perspectives of the robbers, hostages, and cops. The result is, in the words of New York Times critic Manohla Dargis, “a jaw-dropper.” – Thom Powers
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Stefan Forbes and Producer Fab Five Freddy
This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea
Closed Captioning for online screenings
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