Shambhala Film Society presents Freedom Song (Westside)
with Stanley Weiser
Suggested donation: $5.00
Shambhala Film Society presents
Written by Stanley Weiser (Wall Street, “W”)
Directed by Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams)
Join Shambhala Film Society as we screen the film Freedom Song, starring Danny Glover.
A compelling saga of the Civil Rights movement, a stirring chronicle of unsung small town citizens who risked their lives to bring change to the grassroots level.
In the South in 1960, African Americans were not allowed to vote. Freedom Song tells the story of SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee), a grass-roots group formed to register African Americans so they could vote. Non-violence was the primary strategy and vehicle of these brave men and women to bring about change. The events depicted took place in Mississippi.
Based on first-hand accounts of veteran activists who stood on the frontlines of history and responded with passion to the challenge of "If not me, who? If not now, when?"
Discussion and Q and A with screenwriter Stanley Weiser follows.
Stanley Weiser is an American screenwriter. He was born in New York City and is a graduate of the NYU Film School. His screen credits include Wall Street and W., both directed by Oliver Stone. He also wrote the 20th Century Fox animal rights film, Project X, and two civil rights dramas for television, Murder In Mississipi and Freedom Song. He is credited for creating the characters of the sequel to Wall Street, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. In addition, he served as script consultant on Oliver Stone's Nixon and Any Given Sunday.