Thursday, September 6th-Saturday, September 9th: RightsFest 2012: Civil Rights & Sports

RightsFest 2012: Civil Rights & Sports
Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick St., Manhattan)
7-9pm
$8 per night

RightsFest is a pan-ethnic civil rights film festival sponsored by the Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education. The annual RightsFest brings audiences a diverse range of social justice films as well as panels to discuss history, activism, filmmaking, and community-bridging solutions.

SCHEDULE:

—–Thursday 9/6, 7-9pm—–
THE 90TH MINUTE directed by Jun Stinson
JESSE OWENS directed by Laurens Grant
(All filmmakers will be present for Q&A)

—–Friday 9/7, 7-9pm—–
TRANSCENDING: THE WAT MISAKA STORY directed by Bruce & Christine Johnson
IN HER CORNER reported by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien
(All filmmakers will be present for Q&A)

—–Saturday 9/8, 7-9pm—–
BLIND AMBITION directed by Chris Bridger
BLACK POWER SALUTE directed by Geoff Small
(Director Geoff Small and Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith will be present for Q&A)

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