NEW YORK CITY & LA!
PRODUCER LAURENS GRANT!
DIRECTOR STANLEY NELSON!
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Freedom Riders is accepted into DocuWeeks!
DocuWeeks is a theatrical showcase that helps documentaries qualify for the Oscars!
"Freedom Riders" is a superb
piece of filmic journalism
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SHOW TIMES - AUG. 13 TO AUG. 19, 2010:
Producer Laurens Grant & Director Stanley Nelson In Person!
NEW YORK CITY
323 Avenue of the Americas @ West 4th
NY, NY 10014
Fri. Aug. 13: 12PM & 5:30PM
Sat. Aug. 14: 1:45PM & 7:30PM - Q&A w/ Director Stanley Nelson after 7:30pm show!
Sun. Aug. 15: 3:30PM & 9:35PM - Q&A w/ Director Stanley Nelson after 9:35pm show!
Mon. Aug. 16: 12PM & 5:30PM
Tues. Aug. 17: 1:45PM & 7:30PM - Q&A w/ Producer Laurens Grant after 7:30pm show!
Wed. Aug. 18: 3:30PM & 9:35PM - Q&A w/ Producer Laurens Grant after 9:35pm show!
Thu. Aug. 19: 12PM & 5:30PM
6360 W Sunset Blvd @ Vine Street
LA, CA 90028
Fri. Aug. 13: 3:40PM & 9:45PM - Q&A with Producer Laurens Grant after 9:45pm show!
Sat. Aug. 14: 1:40PM & 7:35PM - Q&A with Producer Laurens Grant after 7:35pm show!
With two special guests from the film, including a Freedom Rider!
Sun. Aug. 15: 5:20PM & 9:50PM - Q&A w/ Producer Laurens Grant after 9:50pm show!
Mon. Aug. 16: 1:40PM & 7:35PM
Tues. Aug. 17: 5:20PM & 9:50PM
Wed. Aug. 18: 1:40PM & 7:35PM
Thu. Aug. 19: 5:20PM & 9:50PM
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FREEDOM RIDERS screens as part of the International Documentary Association [IDA]'s 14th annual DocuWeeks™, a documentary theatrical showcase designed to qualify films for consideration for the Academy Awards. This year's selected films is a strong lineup of 17 features and 5 shorts to screen in New York City and Los Angeles.
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FREEDOM RIDERS is scheduled to air on PBS' acclaimed American Experience series in May 2011 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1961 freedom rides.
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FREEDOM RIDERS is the first feature-length documentary to tell the story of a courageous band of civil rights activists who risked death by daring to defy the laws of Jim Crow in the Deep South in 1961. They were America's first inter-racial and inter-religious mass movement to challenge segregation in bus and train facilities. Because of their efforts, the signs "whites only" and "colored only" were taken down forever.