Premiere of “The Writer’s Block in the Rivera Court”, a film by Katie Barkel

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, 12/19/2015
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Location
The Detroit Film Theater

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The Writer’s Block in the Rivera Court (2015, HD and Super 8mm, 76 minutes)
A film by Katie Barkel
Saturday, December 19 at 1:30pm at the Detroit Film Theater
The Writer’s Block in the Rivera Court is the premiere showing of a new documentary that was filmed at the Writer’s Block poetry reading held in the Rivera Court earlier this year. The footage captures creative reflections on Michigan’s prison system, poetic testimonies by juvenile lifers, and the day to day struggle of life behind bars as read by the family members and friends amidst the powerful and iconic imagery painted by Diego Rivera. The Writer’s Block is a creative writing program organized by the Hamtramck Free School, serving the residents of the Macomb Regional Correction Facility. (Directed by Katie Barkel, HD Video and Super 8, 2015, 76 minutes).

 

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In order of appearance:

 

Michael Brown reading for Fred Williams
Anna Kohn reading for James D. Thomas
Mercedez Jones reading for David Armstrong Jones
Aayat Ali reading for Maurice Sanders
Judy Orta reading for David Armstrong Jones
Phreddy Wischusen reading for Steven Hibbler
Scott Laufenberg reading for Jamie Laufenberg
Shabazz Shakur reading for David Armstrong Jones
Lori Platt reading for Jamie Laufenberg
Rev. Yusef Qualls reading for Yusef Qualls-El
Mike Lala reading for James D. Fuson
Corina Malone-El reading for Donald Malone-El
Tia Anderson reading for Raymond Hall
Frances Barber reading for James D. Thomas
Mary Naoum reading for James D. Thomas
Vandella Campbell reading for Raymond Hall
Nicole Hamameh reading for Fred Williams
Leah Oulett reading for Maurice Sanders
Tia Anderson reading for Raymond Hall
Mizan Thomas reading for K. D. A. Daniel-Bey
Erin Perkins reading for K. D. A. Daniel-Bey
Dennis Teichman reading for James D. Fuson
Anna Kohn reading for James D. Thomas
Jonathan Rajewski reading for James D. Fuson
Michael Brown reading for Fred Williams