What does it mean to bring a rape accusation against one of the most powerful figures in the entertainment industry? Examining the complex factors that make it difficult for Black women to speak out and be heard, Oscar-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and...
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Oscar-nominated filmmaker David France (How to Survive a Plague, DOC NYC 2012) delivers a suspenseful real-life thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Inspired by The New Yorker reporting of Masha Gessen, the film follows a courageous team of Russian activists who operate an underground railroad to help LGBTQ Chechens escape face death sentences. To protect the identity of escapees, the film employs a ground-breaking technology of face-masking with AI similar to that used in The Irishman. The film delivers “an emotional gut-punch and a technical wonder all at once” (Indiewire). (Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films/Music Box Films)
Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with David France, immediately following the film.
Nov 11 - Nov 29