The Contemporary Austin presents With Liberty and Justice for All Film Series
The Contemporary Austin presents the second iteration of its "With Liberty and Justice for All Film Series." For the 2018 series, The Contemporary will screen two documentaries by Shola Lynch, an American filmmaker best known for her award-winning films.
- May 23: Chisholm '72-Unbought & Unbossed - The nation's first African-American congresswoman, the passionate Shirley Chisholm launches a campaign for the U.S. presidency in 1972 and garners impressive support, given the era and the still-prevailing prejudices of many voters. This film takes a close look at her presidential run, providing interviews with Chisholm and the dedicated coalitions of individuals who worked on her campaign.
- May 30: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners - Educator and activist Angela Davis, whose affiliation with the Communist Party and the Black Panthers landed her on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, challenged perceptions of political freedom in America. From her early years as a student to her highly publicized arrest and trial, the documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners allows Davis to tell her own stories through a series of intimate interviews.