Unlocking the Cage

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Showings

Uptown Theatre Sat, Apr 9, 2016 1:10 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Sat, Apr 23, 2016 11:30 AM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$7.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- Documentaries
- Women and Film
Tags:Documentary
Women Directors
Environmental
Culture & Society
Science & Technology
Social Justice
Voice Category:Cinematic Science(?)
Release Year:2016
Runtime:91 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:First Run Features
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/149320749
Cast/Crew
Director:Chris Hegedus
D.A. Pennebaker
Producer:Chris Hegedus
Julia McInnis
Frazer Pennebaker
Rosadel Varela
Cinematographer:Chris Hegedus
Editor:Pax Wassermann
Composer:James Lavino
Filmography:Kings of Pastry ('09)
Only the Strong Survive ('02)
The War Room ('93)

Description

Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with legal protections. This vital documentary captures a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve’s impassioned arguments.