Hold Your Fire

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, May 20 1:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, May 22 8:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, May 23 3:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, May 23 8:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, May 24 8:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, May 26 1:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, May 27 1:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, May 27 8:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, May 30 9:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:93
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:USA
Rating:PG
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Stefan Forbes

Description

In 1973, tensions between the NYPD and the city’s Black communities, while perennially strained, were tauter than a bowstring. At a Brooklyn sporting goods store, four young Black men attempting to steal arms and ammunition were cornered by the police, setting the stage for what became the longest hostage siege in NYPD history. Enter maverick police psychologist Harvey Schlossberg, an intellectual who preached radical empathy and de-escalation over traditional force-based tactics. Spoiler alert: this pioneer of modern hostage negotiating kind of saves the day. Produced by trailblazing filmmaker and hip-hop artist Fab Five Freddy, this jaw-dropping heist flick is a bright spark in the crucial conversation around police reform.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

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