Screenings and Events
17 March 2014
Screening with Director - from 7.00pm until 9.00pm (add this)
Bryn Mawr, PA, United States (map)
Matt Pillischer is happy to be presenting his film at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute for one night only, hosted by Merion Friends Meeting & Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church for their series, "Confronting Systemic Violence in Our Prison System." Bryn Mawr Film Institute · 824 W. Lancaster Avenue · Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010 For more information: bmpc.org (click on announcements)
22 March 2014
Screening at NY Peace Film Festival - from 3.30pm until 5.30pm (add this)
All Souls Unitarian Church, New York, NY (map)
Broken On All Sides has been invited to take part in the 7th Annual New York Peace Film Festival, March 21-23, 2014 at All Souls Unitarian Church. Friday night will be a night of previews and opening festivities, the film and director-led discussion will take place on Saturday 3/22 at 3:30-5:20pm. Order tickets and get more details at the festival website: www.nypeacefilmfest.com
25 March 2014
Broken On All Sides preview and panel discussion - from 5.30pm until 7.30pm (add this)
7165 Germantown Ave, Phila, PA, United States (map)
GFC BusinessConnect and Circle of Influence Present... “Broken On All Sides - Connecting the Pieces” Filmmaker, Activist, and Attorney Matthew Pillischer will show a “clip” of his epic documentary "Broken On All Sides”. Broken On All Sides provides an important and often untold history on the causes of mass incarceration and places criminal justice under a racial justice lens. Michelle Alexander, author of the New York Times Best Seller "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” is featured in the film. A “solution-based” moderated panel discussion will follow, with: - George Mosee, Deputy of the Juvenile Unit, Office of the District Attorney, City of Philadelphia - Jeff Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Brown's ShopRite Stores in the Philadelphia Region - Matthew Pillischer, Attorney, Member of the Board of Directors - “The Center for Returning Citizens,” Director of the Award Winning Film “Broken On All Sides” - Tyrone Werts, CEO at The End Crime Project, Soros Justice Fellow, Villanova Graduate, Former 36 year inmate at Graterford Prison - Su Ming Yeh (invited), Managing Attorney, The Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project; Former Law Clerk for the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch, U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – No charge for admission Times: - Buffet Dinner ($10.00) 5:30pm - Program: 6:30pm - Networking 7:45pm Gweny Love, Spoken Word Artist. Location: 7165 Restaurant and Lounge (Home of October Gallery) 7165 Germantown Ave. Phila., Pa. www.girlfeindconnect.com www.gfcbusinessonnect.com visit “Circle of Influence” on Facebook
29 March 2014
"Breaking Down Walls: Mass Incarceration Meets the Academy" conference - from 8.00am until 5.00pm (add this)
Penn Museum, South Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States (map)
BROKEN ON ALL SIDES and director Matt Pillischer will have an informational resource table at this fantastic conference, which is free: The Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) is pleased to invite you to our second annual criminal justice event, Breaking Down Walls: Mass Incarceration Meets the Academy, on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the Penn Museum. This free day-long event aims to foster dialogue and galvanize change by uniting community members, academics, advocates, service providers, and people impacted by the criminal justice system in discussion and resource sharing. Breaking Down Walls will include three presentations highlighting criminal justice research by academics alongside personal narratives by people who were previously incarcerated to inform and personalize that research. A panel discussion will examine the relationship between research and practice as it relates to social service agencies, activists, religious organizations, city government, and the Philadelphia Prison System. Dr. Cornel West will deliver the keynote address and Dr. Heather Ann Thompson will provide the opening remarks. The event will also feature a resource fair of local advocacy and service provider organizations from 8am-9am and during the lunch break. Photographs from Richard Ross’s Juvenile In Justice exhibit will be displayed at the event. Pennsylvania Licensed Social Workers will receive 6 free CEUs for attending the entire conference (pre-registration required). For more information, please see the attached flyer; we encourage you to share it with your friends, family, coworkers, classes, and various networks. To register and for details, see the GRI website: http://www.sp2.upenn.edu/gri/
31 March 2014
Screening with Director and Trenton Campaign to End the New Jim Crow - from 7.00pm until 9.00pm (add this)
College of New Jersey, College Street, Trenton, NJ, United States (map)
TCNJ Bonner Center will be hosting this screening of Broken On All Sides, open to the public and followed by a discussion with Director Matt Pillischer (who now lives 10 min down the road from TCNJ!) and members of Trenton Campaign to End the New Jim Crow. Exact location TBA.
Want to hold your own Screening? Get in touch!
The most important thing is simply to raise awareness of these issues. One of the easiest ways to do that is to hold your own screening of the movie. Host for four people or four hundred — audience size doesn't matter, as long as there's an audience.
Host the Director
If you are interested in booking the filmmaker for a speaking engagement — to present the film with a Q&A, or to be a guest lecturer at your school, union, or religious institution, etc, — please contact the director, Matt Pillischer, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a price list and details."
You don't need to book the director to host a discussion. There are several resources, including lectures and panel discussions, that you can show in addition to the movie, or as follow up events focused on discussion.