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Cycle, The (America Divided) Directed
Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read and Richard Rowley USA / 2016 / 78 minutes New York Premiere
Times and Venues:
Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Richard Rowley
"This is our America. And it isn't what we promised." For generations, the daily life of minority citizens has been in a state of crisis. Adapted from the EPIX docu-series and guided by such high-profile correspondents as Norman Lear, Jesse Williams, Common, and Zack Galifianakis, The Cycle examines the pervasive and longstanding structures of racial discrimination in America, reinforced by a political system that disenfranchises poor people and people of color. To their outrage and incredulity, they witness the damages of systemic inequality in housing, education, criminal justice, and politics, all the while highlighting individuals who've dedicated themselves to battling these issues.
The Cycle intones that we are living in a pivotal moment — one in which we must decide how to combat corrupted systems that have long plagued our nation. Provocative and illuminating, this documentary raises the voices of those who seek to stamp out the fires of segregation as it endures today. — Colton Cox
BIO: Solly Granatstein is a nine-time Emmy-winning director who spent a dozen years at 60 Minutes and co-created the America Divided docs-series.
Lucian Read is a war photographer and documentary director whose credits include The 99 Percent and co-created the America Divided docs-series.
Richard Rowley was nominated for an Oscar for Dirty Wars and co-created the America Divided docs-series.
Cast/Featuring: Norman Lear, Jesse Williams, Common, Zach Galifianakis
Executive Producer(s): Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read, Richard Rowley
Producer(s): Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read, Richard Rowley, Rebecca Teitel, Abby Ellis, Leah Natasha Thomas
Director(s): Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read and Richard Rowley
Screenwriter(s): Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read, Richard Rowley
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