The new film Long Distance Revolutionary, the latest documentary on Mumia Abu-Jamal, is coming to Seattle on Friday, February 22nd through the 28th. It features a list of noted radicals and people of conscience and has received great reviews.
Mumia is the world’s most famous political prisoner. He strikes me as an example: A revolutionary who the state tried to kill and crush but who never gave in and continues to contribute to the cause of common freedom.
We definitely want to invite people to attend this important new film.
From the film’s press packet:
"Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison and despite attempts to silence him, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, educate, provoke and inspire. Through prison interviews, archival footage, and dramatic readings, this riveting film explores Mumia’s life before, during and after Death Row—revealing, in the words of Angela Davis, "the most eloquent and most powerful opponent of the death penalty in the world…the 21st Century Frederick Douglass." With Cornel West, Alice Walker, Dick Gregory, Angela Davis, Amy Goodman and more. Seattle premiere.
"Q&A with producer Noelle Hanrahan on Friday & Saturday evening shows."
We have to understand all this in its context; at a time when millions are locked away in prison and millions more are kept from work and basic rights because of the same system. With political repression is on the rise paired with an increasingly bloated and unrestrained repressive apparatus here in the USA learning about the political prisoners who are locked up seems important. I look forward to watching this and learning with anyone who can attend.
The first showing is on Friday the 22nd at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St, Seattle) at 6:45pm. Other times are below.
Fri, Mon, Tues: 645pm & 9pm
Sat & Sun: 430pm, 645pm & 9pm
For those who want to help spread the world about the film just ask for fliers at:
Broadcast Coffee - Central District Location (1918 E Yesler Way) or Black Coffee (501 E. Pine St)
Find out more about Long Distance Revolutionary at: