The Force

The Force

 

October 21, 2017, 2:45 PM

Where

Main Street Landing Film House
60 Lake Street, 3rd floor
Burlington

Category

Film Festival

Film Type

Documentary

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The Force
Directed by Peter Nicks
USA | 2017 | Documentary | 93 min
Film Source: Kino Lorber
Awards/premier festivals: Sundance – Directing Award / U.S. Documentary

“Sprawling, immediate, and complex, Peter Nicks’s vérité documentary moves like a pulsing, timely thriller. In 2014, after over a decade of federal monitoring for misconduct and civil rights abuses, the Oakland Police Department hires Chief Sean Whent … in hopes of bridging an historically tense divide between its officers and the community they serve. The Force captures everything; it hovers over Oakland’s evening skies and rides inside speeding police vehicles, granting viewers breathless firsthand access to some of law enforcement’s most dangerous jobs. With fly-on-the-wall intimacy, we see a department trapped in transition, desperate to shed its corrupt image but also challenged by an increasingly organized and urgent Black Lives Matter movement erupting right outside its doorstep.”  ~Harry Vaughn, Sundance Film Festival

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