13TH

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Showings

Capri Theater Sat, Nov 5, 2016 2:30 PM
Capri Theater Sat, Nov 5, 2016 6:00 PM
Home Viewing Sun, Jul 5 11:00 AM
Ticket Prices
General Public:FREE
Film Info
Program:We the People: Required Watching
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Documentary
Social Justice
Release Year:2016
Runtime:100 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Netflix
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6IXQbXPO3I
Cast/Crew
Director:Ava DuVernay
Producer:Spencer Averick
Howard Barish
Ava DuVernay
Cinematographer:Hans Charles
Kira Kelly
Screenwriter:Spencer Averick
Ava DuVernay
Editor:Spencer Averick
Composer:Jason Mann

Description

MSP Film Society presents Ava DuVernay’s 13TH special FREE screening and discussion. This event is part of the MSP Film Society's programming initiative, We the People: Required Watching, designed to spark conversation around current events and issues of social impact affecting our community, country and world. This event and series is generously supported by the George Family Foundation. All We the People online discussions are generously supported by Kelly and Mike Palmer.

Screening: Watch the documentary for FREE by clicking the embedded YouTube video below.

Conversation: Monday, July 6 at 7:00pm. Registration is FREE. MSP Film Programmer Craig Laurence Rice present a community-focused conversation with Attorney and former Ramsey County Prosecutor Donald M Lewis, screenwriter Ken Rance, and Criminal Defence Attorney F. Clayton Tyler to discuss the themes of the film and how we can collectively dismantle systemic racism and move forward toward a more just and inclusive society.

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About the Film

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.


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