$10 Admission – General Seating
Limited Seating- Remaining Tickets will be for sale at the door.
On April 4, 2017, 140 art house movie theaters across the country in 124 cities and in 41 states, plus four locations in Canada, will be participating collectively in a NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the 80’s movie 1984 starring John Hurt, who sadly died in January. This date was chosen because it’s the day George Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. These theaters owners also strongly believe in supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and see any attempt to scuttle that program as an attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment. This event provides a chance for communities around the country to show their unity and have their voices heard.
ArtRage Gallery is proud to be among those participating in this protest event. We will donate a portion of the proceeds to the local groups: New Feminists for Justice and CNY Solidarity and encourage you to attend and bring friends!
Presented by The Gifford Foundation “What If…” Film Series in partnership with the Prevention Network and ArtRage Gallery
GENERATION FOUND is a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. Devastated by an epidemic of addiction, Houston faced the reality of burying and locking up its young people at an alarming rate. And so in one of the largest cities in America, visionary counselors, law school dropouts, aspiring rock musicians, retired football players, oil industry executives, and church leaders came together to build the world’s largest peer-driven youth and family recovery community.
Independently filmed over the course of two years, GENERATION FOUND takes an unprecedented and intimate look at how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups, and collegiate recovery programs can exist in concert to intervene early and provide a real and tested long-term alternative to the “War on Drugs.” It is not only a deeply personal story, but one with real-world utility for communities struggling with addiction worldwide.
Free and open to the public. Followed by a discussion with the Prevention Network.
Directed by Robert Townsend, Written by Cyrus Nowrasteh
(2002, 90 minutes)
Andre Braugher stars as legendary African-American labor organizer Asa Philip Randolph. The story begins in the 1920s, a time when being a railway Pullman-car porter was one of the few jobs open to black men. It was bad enough that the job paid starvation wages for impossibly long hours; even worse was the fact that white train passengers were encouraged to patronizingly refer to each and every black porter as “George,” in honor of sleeping-berth maven George Pullman.
After the death of a young porter who’d saved the life of a white passenger, coupled with his own humiliating experiences in a porter’s uniform, Asa Philip Randolph agrees to help organize the porters into a union — a task at which he has already failed in six previous instances with six different occupations. Although Randolph has strong support from friends, family, and a handful of white political activists, his mission may well be doomed from the start, thanks to the brutal strikebreaking tactics of Pullman Company head Barton Davis (Kenneth McGregor) and Davis’ legions of paid hooligans and bought-off politicians. In fact, it would be 12 years before Randolph’s union would finally see the light at the end of the tunnel — and even then there would be rough roads ahead.
Presented by The Gifford Foundation “What If…” Film Series in partnership with
The Erie Canal Museum, the New American Women’s Empowerment Group and ArtRage Gallery
Screened at the Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse has a long history of being a welcoming city. How can we work together to continue this legacy?
And a special presentation of the new short film America Heard: Refuge of Hope
Syracuse, New York is an unlikely home to over 10,000 former refugees. Two women at the forefront of this community reflect on what their presidential vote means to those whose only true home is the American town that took them in.
Welcome to Shelbyville is a glimpse of America at a crossroads. In this one small town in the heart of America’s Bible Belt, a community grapples with rapidly changing demographics. Just a stone’s throw away from Pulaski, Tennessee (the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan), longtime African American and white residents are challenged with how best to integrate with a growing Latino population and the more recent arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees.
The film captures the interaction between these residents as they navigate new waters against the backdrop of a tumultuous year. The economy is in crisis, factories are closing, and jobs are hard to find. The local Tyson chicken plant is hiring hundreds of new Somali refugees, and when a local reporter initiates a series of articles about the newcomers, a flurry of controversy and debate erupts within the town. The story is an intimate portrayal of a community’s struggle to understand what it means to be American.
Free and Open to the Public. Followed by a community discussion.
NOTE: This event is NOT at ArtRage Gallery. It will occur at the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13202
The event will be held in the second floor gallery. Please enter the main entrance and use the elevator or stairs on the left.
Free parking is available in the lot on Erie Boulevard East under routes 81 and 690.