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DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND

Wednesday | February 7 | 7:30 pm

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In recognition of Black History Month, Dispatches from Cleveland is a feature-length documentary that closely examines the present-day rust-belt city of Cleveland, Ohio, one of the most racially divided cities in America. The film follows ordinary people – long shaken by police misconduct, social discrimination, and poverty – whose love for their home pushes them to work together to bring about real change.

“I didn’t ask to be a leader,” Samiria Rice states, “but they made me a leader when they killed my son.” Samaria is referring to the death of her 12-year-old son, Tamir, at the hands of the Cleveland police department in 2014. The case received national attention, and the country watched as Prosecutor Timothy McGinty refused to hold police accountable and indict the police officer who shot young Tamir.

 Depicting the intersecting movements in Cleveland, the film presents a nuanced examination of a national uprising and highlights that lasting change will only come from prioritizing the lives of those most marginalized.

*Free Validated Parking will be available in the five-story public parking structure.


About this Series

Outfest_LogoFamily_WeHoSeries_Outlines_V2Outfest, the leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) stories on the screen, announces a new program: Outfest West Hollywood Series, a monthly program featuring films and discussions of interest to LGBT audiences at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers at West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. in West Hollywood. The program will be the first Wednesday of the month throughout the year and is made possible in part by a grant from the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission

About the City of West Hollywood

The City of West Hollywood, also known as The Creative City, has a strong commitment to providing accessible arts and cultural events programming for its diverse community and visitors. This commitment led to the building of the West Hollywood Library in 2011, which has served as a hub of cultural programming in the area. Through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, the City presents numerous film screenings, exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural events throughout the year, as well as an entire month of LGBTQ arts events during June Pride month. For more information on these West Hollywood arts and cultural events, please visit www.weho.org/arts and www.weho.org/pride.