FREE Virtual Screening Event – Tuesday, April 6th at 6:30pm featuring a live post-screening panel discussion moderated by our host, Gitzel Puente. Our esteemed panelists are Danny C. Williams, Sr. (Attorney, Conner & Winters), Michael C. Redman (Legal Director, ACLU), and David C. Phillips III (Attorney). This program is brought to you by Circle Cinema and Indie Lens Pop-Up. Our community partner is 1st Step Male Diversion Program, Inc.
In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a long shot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within.
With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, Philly D.A. explores the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, and mass incarceration—through the lens of one man attempting fundamental overhaul from within the system.
The film will be broadcast on OETA/PBS beginning April 20th.