FILM SCREENING: THE FORCE at MENDOCINO FILM FESTIVAL
FORT BRAGG-- Documentary film THE FORCE will screen at the Mendocino Film Festival.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
“THE FORCE shows what’s possible when police departments try to be the force of good they’re designed to be — but this documentary is also clear-eyed about how often they fall short.” -Tim Grierson, Screen Daily
THE FORCE presents a cinema verité look at the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising post-Ferguson, and an explosive scandal. Despite growing public distrust, the OPD is garnering national attention as a model of police reform. But just as the department is on the verge of a breakthrough, the man charged with turning the department around faces the greatest challenge of his career, one that could threaten not only the progress that has been made, but the very authority of the institution itself.
THE FORCE was awarded Best Director (U.S. Documentary) at Sundance Film Festival.
Advance Ticket Price: $11
At the door: $12
To watch and trailer and purchase tickets, visit the Mendocino Film Festival event page here.
THE FORCE is supported by the California Documentary Project Grant Program of California Humanities.