CCR executive director Vincent Warren will participate in a talk-back following a special screening of the documentary The Force, as part of BAM’s Reel Impact series. Vincent will join Zoey Martinson, director, producer, and co-artistic director of Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative for a conversation moderated by Darnell Moore, editor-at-large at CASSIUS/iOne Digital.
Winner of this year’s Sundance documentary prize for Best Director, The Force takes viewers inside the troubled Oakland Police Department during a period of turmoil and upheaval. Filmed over the course of two years beginning in 2014, director Peter Nicks charts the shake-ups that ensue as an idealistic new police chief attempts to clean up the scandal-plagued department and restore community trust. But a series of police brutality incidents, the rise of Black Lives Matter, and bombshell allegations soon reveal how difficult reform may be. With startling immediacy and a vérité even-handedness worthy of Frederick Wiseman, The Force offers a vital look at the ins and outs, failings and challenges of policing in the 21st century.
You can purchase tickets for the screening and talk-back on BAM’s website.