Cousin Bobby

Screens 6/19 at 6:30 only! Stay after for Afterwords (info below)

Last month, we lost one of our favorite filmmakers, Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense). To celebrate his legacy, we're presenting his newly restored, under-seen gem Cousin Bobby. A personal favorite of Demme's, Cousin Bobby is a warm-hearted, inspiring documentary portrait of his cousin, a Harlem-based Episcopal priest named Robert Castle. Castle is a righteous social justice activist who works tirelessly for his neighborhood. In Cousin Bobby, we get an up-close look at his work and learn about his transformative relationship with Isaiah Rowley, a Black Panther leader from Jersey City.

"A brilliantly original portrait of a complex personality." (Terrence Rafferty, The New Yorker)

The Demme family suggests you consider making a donation to AI Justice in honor of Jonathan Demme.


AFTERWORDS is Ragtag's new discussion series, where we invite special guests to help us better understand a new movie. Our second one will be after this film. Discussion faciliator to be announced.