Opens Sep 22, 2017
Thanks to a partnership with the University of Missouri's Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, all five of this weekend's (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) screenings of WHOSE STREETS? at Ragtag Cinema are free. Admission is free, but you need a ticket. Tickets will be available at noon on the day of the show. (See free ticket policy below.)
In 2014, protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, filled the streets after the shooting of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson. While the national news focused on footage of teens looting a QuikTrip, a more dramatic and intense story was unfolding: a community coming to terms with years of grief and rage. Folayan and Davis's clear-eyed, impassioned, and forceful documentary drops us into a community broken by the stark realities of racism and police brutality. But more than a mere exposé, Whose Streets? suggests a way forward, celebrating the emergence of a strong collective of inspiring, tireless community activists including David, a father who monitors police with his video camera, and Brittany, a registered nurse who combines the patience of Gandhi with the fierceness of Malcolm X. With nothing to gain except justice, these young civil rights leaders risk their bodies to fight, with galvanizing success, for equal access to the American Dream. This is what heroism looks like. An official selection of the True/False Film Fest 2017.
"Extraordinary. The most vital documentary of 2017." (David Fear, Rolling Stone)
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday's screenings presented in partnership with
Free Ragtag Cinema Screening Ticket Policy:
-A ticket is still required for entry
-Ragtag box office opens at noon each day for that day's showtimes (no advance tickets)
-Free tickets cannot be reserved online or by phone
-One individual may pick up four tickets, but please don't take more than you need
-after all tickets are given out, we will start a waiting list
-A free ticket guarantees a seat until ten minutes before showtime, then we seat any guests from the waiting list
-Ticket holders who arrive after ten minutes before showtime will only be admitted if seats are still available.
-All tickets are general admission, and do not guarantee that you will be seated with your entire party.