JR’s new film is screening in Oakland at 7pm Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday
“Operation Small Axe,” Minister of Information JR’s new film on police terrorism as headlined in the murders of Oscar Grant and Lovelle Mixon, debuts at the Oakland International Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., at Merritt College, 1250 Campus Drive, Oakland, in the Huey P. Newton-Bobby Seale Room;
Sunday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., at the Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland;
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., at Jack London Cinema No. 1, 100 Washington St., Oakland.
“Operation Small Axe” is a work in progress, as the Movement for Justice for Oscar Grant – with triggerman Johannes Mehserle currently pushing for a venue change out of Oakland (shades of Rodney King’s torturers’ acquittal in Simi Valley) – is far from over. The name of the film refers to the line from Bob Marley’s song, “Small Axe”: “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe ready to cut you down.”
Added to the calendar on Saturday Oct 10th, 2009 7:04 PM