Arrested (Again)

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Dark Circle
Roxie Theater Sun, Apr 23, 2017 12:30 PM

Film Classic: Acclaimed 1982 doc exploring in evocative, personal and immediate terms how all of us have been affected by the nuclear age.

Film Info
Director:Dan Goldes
Year of Production:2016
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Topic:First 100 Days
Bay Area
Running Time:5 min.


Bay Area activist Karen Topakian has been arrested dozens of times for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest nuclear proliferation, human rights abuses, environmental issues, and war. (Most recently, this January on a crane near the White House as part of a Greenpeace action to hang a 'RESIST' banner.) What drives her to repeatedly put her body on the line? In turn lighthearted and moving, Karen's story speaks to the need for Americans, now more than ever, to exercise this important First Amendment right.

DISCUSSION WITH: Dan Goldes and Karen Topakian


Additional Information

Dan GoldesDan Goldes' first film, ub2, about language related to HIV, was an official selection of 36 U.S. and international film festivals, while his second, Equal Justice Under Law, about the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality decision, played at 19 festivals around the world. Dan is currently in production on 5 Blocks, a long-form documentary about a San Francisco neighborhood undergoing its most dramatic change in 50 years. Dan is a graduate of the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking. He is currently in the incubator program at San Francisco's Ninth Street Independent Film Center.