The Force

Times:

  • 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

Fresno Filmworks presents “The Force”, winner of the documentary prize for Best Directing at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Peter Nicks’ documentary follows the Oakland police department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform. The film gives a behind the scenes view of the world of police and community relations in the aftermath of events like the Ferguson unrest. As the Oakland police department deals with public distrust and an internal scandal, the film pulls back the curtain on one of the most complicated and relevant issues facing our society. Closed captioning and other assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Director: Peter Nicks
USA • 80 minutes • Not rated
Distributor: Kino Lorber

SCREENING SPNOSORS:
Peace Fresno
Community Alliance Newspaper

Reviews

"The way we’re left with a question, rather than an answer, speaks to the dramatic open-mindedness of ‘The Force’." — Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"The Force shows what’s possible when police departments try to be the force of good they’re designed to be — but this documentary is also clear-eyed about how often they fall short." — Tim Grierson, ScreenDaily
"The way we’re left with a question, rather than an answer, speaks to the dramatic open-mindedness of ‘The Force’." — Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"The Force shows what’s possible when police departments try to be the force of good they’re designed to be — but this documentary is also clear-eyed about how often they fall short." — Tim Grierson, ScreenDaily

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.