New York premiere! Q&A with filmmakers!
In September 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement propelled issues of economic inequality into the spotlight. 99%—The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film goes behind the scenes of the movement, revealing what happened and why. Personal stories imbue analysis of big picture issues with the real-world struggles of those compelled to take action, speak up, march, and risk arrest and brutality by police forces around the country. Supporters, participants, and critics shed light on why and how this movement took off with such explosive force, and ask what the next phase of the movement might encompass. An unprecedented collaboration of almost 100 filmmakers across the country, the production process of this feature film offers a diverse way of bringing meaning and context to the movement that swept up America, and much of the world, with its story.
Note: Grayed-out screenings are currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime. Available tickets will be released on a first come, first served basis. Additional screenings take place at the IFC Center, visit ff.hrw.org/new-york for more information or consult the festival brochure.