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Social Cinema: Riotsville, U.S.A. (2022) - Q&A w/ Simon Balto and Stu Levitan

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Social Cinema: Riotsville, U.S.A. (2022) - Q&A w/ Simon Balto and Stu Levitan

Film
Wednesday, February 8
6:30 - 9 pm
Union South | The Marquee
Cost: Free
Join WUD Film for a free Social Cinema screening: Riotsville, U.S.A. (2022), followed by a Q&A with Simon Balto and Stu Levitan!

USA | 91 min | PG-13 | .mp4 | Dir. Sierra Pettengill

Q&A with Simon Balto and Stu Levitan after the film!

"Welcome to Riotsville, a fictional town built by the US military. Using all archival footage, the film explores the militarization of the police and creates a counter-narrative to the nation's reaction to the uprisings of the late '60s." - (IMBD)
 
"Welcome to RIOTSVILLE, USA, a turning point in American history where the protest movements of the late 1960s came into conflict with increasingly militarized police departments. Focusing on unearthed military training footage of Army-built model towns called "Riotsvilles," where military and police were trained to respond to civil disorder in the aftermath of the Kerner Commission created by President Lyndon B. Johnson, director Sierra Pettengill's kaleidoscopic all-archival documentary reconstructs the formation of a national consciousness obsessed with maintaining law and order by any means necessary. Drawing insight from a time similar to our own, RIOTSVILLE, USA pulls focus on American institutional control and offers a compelling case that if the history of race in America rhymes, it is by design." - (Rotten Tomatoes)
 
For information on available assistive content for WUD Film screenings, please visit the Assistive Movie Screenings in the Marquee Theater page.
 

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union members and their guests. Anyone can become a Wisconsin Union member. 

USA | 91 min | PG-13 | .mp4 | Dir. Sierra Pettengill

Q&A with Simon Balto and Stu Levitan after the film!

"Welcome to Riotsville, a fictional town built by the US military. Using all archival footage, the film explores the militarization of the police and creates a counter-narrative to the nation's reaction to the uprisings of the late '60s." - (IMBD)
 
"Welcome to RIOTSVILLE, USA, a turning point in American history where the protest movements of the late 1960s came into conflict with increasingly militarized police departments. Focusing on unearthed military training footage of Army-built model towns called "Riotsvilles," where military and police were trained to respond to civil disorder in the aftermath of the Kerner Commission created by President Lyndon B. Johnson, director Sierra Pettengill's kaleidoscopic all-archival documentary reconstructs the formation of a national consciousness obsessed with maintaining law and order by any means necessary. Drawing insight from a time similar to our own, RIOTSVILLE, USA pulls focus on American institutional control and offers a compelling case that if the history of race in America rhymes, it is by design." - (Rotten Tomatoes)
 
For information on available assistive content for WUD Film screenings, please visit the Assistive Movie Screenings in the Marquee Theater page.
 

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union members and their guests. Anyone can become a Wisconsin Union member. 

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