Filed under: Event, Film, Incarceration, Political Prisoners, Queer
Calling all Portlanders for another PDX Rad Movie Night on November 11th.
For the next installment of PDX Rad Movie Night we will be partnering with Portland Anarchist Black Cross and Oregon Jericho to present The Gentleman Bank Robber, the story of queer revolutionary and former political prisoner Rita Bo Brown. The film is directed by local film maker and activist Julie Perini. The screening will be taking place at 6PM on Sunday, November 11th at the Social Justice Action Center at 400 SE 12th Ave.
Part of the George Jackson Brigade, a revolutionary prison abolitionist group operating in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s, Brown helped fund operations through her bank-robbing activities. Weaving life in present-day Oakland, where brown now resides, with retelling of events, interviews with collaborators, and archival materials, Perini weaves together a touching look at a woman who has led a life committed to activism while maintaining a delightful sense of humor and humanity.
Following the screening there will be a discussion led by members of Portland ABC on current organizing around supporting political prisoners, and prison abolition and how people can get involved in that work.
Donations collected at the event will be given to bo brown’s medical fund.
PDX Rad Movie Night aims to create a space for people in the local radical community to come together on regular basis in a setting that isn’t a meeting or protest, and give them the chance to socialize and make connections in a low stress environment.
This will be the last Rad Movie Night for 2018 as we hibernate over the winter, but we’ll be back in early 2019.