Saturday, October 3, 2020
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Multiple films in this year’s NYFF contend with global protest movements and the fight against police brutality: in the Main Slate, Mangrove and Red, White and Blue from Steve McQueen‘s Small Axe anthology chronicle the racist police violence experienced by London’s West Indian community in the 1970s and ’80s; David Dufresne’s Spotlight selection, The Monopoly of Violence, documents the state repression leveled against France’s “yellow vest” protesters. To expand on the timely questions raised by these films, we’re bringing together a group of film artists and writers for a conversation about the cinematic representation of police brutality and revolutionary protest. Participants include Courttia Newland (co-writer, Small Axe anthology); Bertrand Faivre (producer, The Monopoly of Violence); Blair McClendon (writer and filmmaker); Melissa Gira Grant (staff writer, The New Republic).