By Erin Whitney | Indiewire March 25, 2013 at 3:13PM
Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, and Tugg, a web-platform that allows to audiences choose which films play in their local theaters, have teamed up to make Shola Lynch's documentary "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners" available to screen across the country. The partnership enables the film to play in theaters outside of the cities it opens limited release in on April 5.
"Free Angela," which had a gala premiere at TIFF, tells the story of Angela Davis, the 26-year-old UCLA philosophy professor who became a revolutionary icon in the 1960s. Davis was denounced as a terrorist after her social justice activism ended in the bloody kidnapping of a judge.
"We're incredibly excited to empower individuals and groups across the country to host their own screenings of this gripping and inspirational film," said Tugg co-founders Nicolas Gonda and Pablo Gonzalez. "'Free Angela' is a perfect film for local communities to rally around and participate in a conversation about social justice that is still relevant today."
Tugg enables individuals to select the films they want to screen at their local theaters and spread the word online. After a set number of attendees are confirmed, Tugg manages reserving the theater and delivering the film.
On the partnership Codeblack Films CEO Jeff Clanagan said, "Much like Angela Davis used her voice and the voices of others for change, our initiative with Tugg will allow individuals the ability to come together and share a common experience. We hope that everyone takes the opportunity to join the revolution and take advantage of this unique program."
You can bring "Free Angela" to a theater near you today by going to http://www.tugg.com/titles/free-angela.