Feature Film Program

Whose Streets?

An unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising told by the activists and leaders who were there

Pay What You Can

Fri Jul 7 7:30 PM

The Film

Whose Streets?

Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis | U.S.A. | 90

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.A Magnolia Pictures release.

Music

Saint Mela

Saint Mela is a hybrid indie-pop three-piece based in NYC. Created in 2014 by Steven Dewey (production, keys) and Wolf Weston (lead vocals, lyrics), Saint Mela's experimental live set and style-bending sound has drawn comparisons to artists across genres. Saint Mela has cultivated a raw and striking live performance that swings their audience through every emotion possible, only made stronger with the addition and energy of drummer Jason MacDermott. Well-known for utilizing sets to test things out on an audience, (be it new music, images, spoken word, etc), they always offer a viewer something different and exciting. With a penchant for innovative found-sounds, inventive melodies and harmonies, and a wide range of influences between the three core members, Saint Mela aims to keep listeners dancing, feeling, and engaged while working on a debut release in 2018.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open
8:00 PM
Live Music by Saint Mela
8:30 PM
Film Begins
10:30 PM
Q&A with Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, Moderated by Film Critic Brandon Harris
11:00 PM
After-Party at DCTV (87 Lafayette St) sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Fever-Tree Tonic and DCTV
This event is free with a suggested donation of $15. In the event of rain, show will be indoors at same location. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Venue

New Design High School

350 Grand St., New York, NY 10002

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The show presented in partnership with