Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Do Not Resist

2016, Craig Atkinson, USA, 72 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Nov 4th 6:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 4th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 5th 6:45pm
  • Sun, Nov 6th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Nov 7th 8:30pm
  • Tue, Nov 8th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 9th 8:30pm
  • Thu, Nov 10th 8:15pm
First Chicago run! Director Craig Atkinson in person!

“An eye-opening experience.” — Dexter Filkins, New Yorker

“Haunting…I had to force myself to exhale.” — Radley Balko, Washington Post

This Tribeca Film Festival award-winner by the cinematographer of the acclaimed hit DETROPIA, himself the son of a retired SWAT team member, takes a revealing look at the militarization of American police departments, a government-funded, post-9/11 initiative that put armored vehicles, assault rifles, grenade launchers, and bayonets in the hands of cops across the nation in the name of a vaguely conceived war on terror. From violence-torn Ferguson to the sleepy streets of suburbs and small towns, the machinery of war is employed against citizen protests and in the course of smalltime drug busts, with police acting as modern-day storm troopers. Director Atkinson goes behind the scenes in Senate hearings, law enforcement training seminars, community hearings, and shocking street maneuvers for a hard-hitting probe of the phenomenon. DCP digital. (BS)

NOVEMBER 6: Director Craig Atkinson will be present for audience discussion.

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