“Freedom Riders” in NY & LA

If you haven’t seen it yet, there are two days left to see Stanley Nelson’s magnificent documentary, Freedom Riders. The official Sundance selection has been screening in New York City and Los Angeles during DocuWeeks in order to qualify for the Oscars (fingers crossed!)  The film is scheduled to air on PBS’ acclaimed American Experience series in May 2011 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the seminal 1961 Freedom Rides.

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See it in New York at the IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street today at 1:45pm and 7:30pm and tomorrow at 3:30pm and 9:30pm.  My friend, Lewis Erskine, one of the film’s editors, will along with Producer Laurens Grant speak after the 9:35 showing.

In Los Angeles, catch it at ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 West Sunset Boulevard today at 1:40pm and 7:35pm and tomorrow at 5:20pm and 9:50pm.


4 Responses

  1. I saw the movie yesterday and I highly recommend it. I knew a little about the Freedom Riders and this film did a great job of documenting the events.

    If you see it in NYC, go to the website and see if you can purchase txts. the shows yesterday were sold out.

    • Thanks, Shimoda!!

  2. Hey Sharon, thanks for the heads up. I will try to catch this at IFC. Stanley Nelson is an incredible filmmaker.

  3. Wow seems like a very intense movie, hope it gets to African shores , I will be sure to go and watch it if it does.

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