Codeblack Films released the doc on April 5th, theatrically in the USA, in a deal that also included BET’s involvement – suggesting that the network will likely premiere the film on broadcast TV later.
It’s also played overseas.
If you missed it during its theatrical run, look for it on DVD next week, on August 20, when it’ll be released on that format, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Director Shola Lynch’s Free Angela & All Political Prisoners is described as:
… a feature-length documentary about Angela Davis and the high stakes crime, political movement, and trial that catapults the 26 year-old newly appointed philosophy professor at the University of California at Los Angeles into a seventies revolutionary political icon. Nearly forty years later, and for the first time, Angela Davis speaks frankly about the actions that branded her as a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide political movement for her freedom.
I screened the film last fall, while it was at TIFF, and reviewed it (read that review HERE if you missed it). Zeinabu Davis also interviewed director Lynch earlier this year; read that wonderful interview HERE.
Watch a clip from the film below in which Davis talks about becoming a symbol of the political movement she was a part of, as well as a target, and how that changed her life: