There will be a screening tonight—Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:30-9:00pm—at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Rose Cinemas, Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn New York. See information below for other screening dates. [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for this post.]
Directors Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis will be in attendance for a Q&A with local activists. This screening is part of The Caribbean Film Series, which presents feature films made by Caribbean filmmakers that highlight the richness, uniqueness, and viability of Caribbean cinema to Brooklyn, home to the largest population of Caribbean nationals in the United States, and to all New York City residents and visitors.
Documentary: Generation Revolution
Directors: Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis
Released in the UK in June 2016
Running time: 74 minutes
Running parallel to the Black Lives Matter movement in the US, a surge of young black and brown activists has emerged in the UK fighting for racial, economic, and gender equality. This propulsive documentary immerses viewers in the inner-workings of some of London’s most prominent revolutionary groups—including the Black Revs and the R Movement—as they take to the streets, score successes, suffer disappointments, and transform Britain.
The original announcement is at: https://www.bam.org/film/2017/generation-revolution.
The documentary’s website, https://genrevfilm.com, lists the following additional screenings in the USA:
February 23: Mayday Space, 176 St. Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237 (7 – 9 pm).
February 24: City College of New York (CNY), North Academic Center, Room 0/201, Harlem NY 10031 (6 – 8 pm).
March 1: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, 3700 O Street, NW Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Suite 270, Washington DC 20057 (12:30 – 2:30 pm).
March 3: George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street, Room 113, Washington DC 20052 (11:15 am – 2 pm).
March 3: St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton Street NW, Washington, DC 20010 (7 – 9 pm).
March 6: Northwestern University, Harris Hall, 107, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 (5 – 7:30 pm).
March 7: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), UIC Gallery 400, Lecture Room 400, South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607 (5 – 7:30 pm).
A recent movie review: “Generation Revolution Explores Protests and Activist Groups in the UK”, Teen Vogue, February 21, 2017, http://www.teenvogue.com/story/generation-revolution-documentary-explores-protests-and-activist-groups-in-the-uk
A recent interview with the directors: “Generation Revolution Review and Q&A with Film Directors Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis”, Style & Vibes, February 17, 2017, http://www.styleandvibes.com/2017/02/generation-revolution-review-qa-film-directors-cassie-quarless-usayd-younis