Wednesday, October 9, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUSTIN TOWN HALL presents
Join us for three powerful films that speak to the power of the human spirit, even in the face of an unjust "justice" system. We will be screening: What Happened to DuJuan Armstrong, Dying Out Loud and Healing Trauma.
Austin Town Hall
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS
Where There Is Darkness | Directors Sean Bloomfield & Cimela Kidonakis
Having devoted his life to helping the less fortunate, Fr. Rene Robert was regarded as a "living saint" in the tight-knit community of St. Augustine, Florida. But when Fr. Rene began helping ex-convicts get their lives together after prison, the people closest to him worried that he was putting his life at risk—especially the local sheriff, David Shoar. So, in April, 2016, when Fr. Rene failed to show up at a church service, Sheriff Shoar immediately put his best detectives on the case and local residents joined in searching for the beloved priest. It quickly became apparent, however, that Fr. Rene was not just missing—someone had taken him against his will. This true-crime documentary follows the nationwide search for Fr. Rene, which resulted in a series of shocking revelations and the discovery of a 20-year-old letter in which Fr. Rene seemed to foretell his own fate.
Screening Room 502
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF NORTHWESTERN present
BLSA of Northwestern Law School will be screening "Jail or Yale" and holding a group conversation immediately following.
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
MTS presents - Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons
Brave New Films’ short documentary Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons dives into the inner struggle of former gang members whose abusive childhoods inevitably led to an anger that resulted in a criminal lifestyle and landed them in prison. Upon their release, these former gang members found their redemption with Homeboy Industries, Father Greg Boyle, and the many re-integrating programs offered through the Los Angeles-based organization. Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons follows the transformative stories of some of these former gang members as they share their childhood mental and physical abuse, growing up in the gang lifestyle, and the hope they now have through the healing power of therapy. Sentencing justice means addressing the underlying systems that have created mass incarceration. The need for sentencing justice highlights each personal story in the film; it’s a vital need so that the cycle of recidivism can finally stop.