Comfort Film Presents:
Rights Lab: Experiments in democracy/documentary.
INNOVATIVE WEB SERIES ON PROTEST AND CIVIL LIBERTIES - “RIGHTS LAB” - TO PREMIERE LATEST EPISODE
Civil rights web series ‘Rights Lab’ by Scrappers Film Group andTruthout.org will screen at Comfort Station on April 20th
The First Amendment's right to protest is one widely defended in the progressive sphere - but what if the group doing the protesting is also interfering with access to reproductive healthcare?
The fourth episode of Rights Lab, a cross-genre web series using cinema verite techniques to explore the most pressing civil liberties questions of our day, explores the right to protest, to whom it applies, and when.
Scrappers Film Group, in collaboration with Truthout.org, invites you to the final event in our four-part series of screenings, conversations and performances at Comfort Station.
Along with a screening of the Rights Lab episode, the event will include a panel discussing the state of reproductive rights nationally and the current feminist movement.
Rights lab is funded in part by Chicago Filmmakers and The Voqal Fund’s Chicago Digital Media Production Fund.
About Scrappers Film Group
Scrappers Film Group takes their name from their documentary Scrappers, which chronicles the story of two men and their families who collect scrap in Chicago’s alleyways and was named one of Roger Ebert’s best documentaries of 2010. Their work has included Central Standard: On Education, a web series about disparities in public education for PBS Digital Studios and Popcorn Politics, a series about the hidden ideologies of Hollywood blockbusters for the A.V. Club.
Truthout is an online newsmagazine which works to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis. Truthout’s investigative reporting has touched on issues including the environment, Guantanamo Bay, immigration and transgender rights.
Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm
Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.
Music performances happen every Thursday at 7pm
Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month
All other events happen intermittently
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