Old Greenbelt Theatre is proud to present our new series How to Resist, Then & Now: Cinema & Politics in partnership with the Clarice Center for Performing Arts and Indivisible. These films and discussions aim to educate, inspire, and reinforcethe importance of taking action to make positive change in our society and in the world. Each screening will feature films, a post-screening discussion of each topic, and ways to get involved. This series complements the Do Good Dialogues which will take place at the Clarice Center For Performing Arts this season. To learn more about the Do Good Dialogues click here.
In our first iteration of this series entitled How to Resist: Then & Now, we will be screening the following shorts accompanied by a post-show discussion:
DON’T BE A SUCKER, 1947, b&w, 17 mins.
Don’t Be a Sucker is a short film produced by the United States War Department released in 1947, adapted from an earlier, longer version from 1943. It has anti-racist and anti-fascist themes.
SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS 1971 40min sd b&w 16mm.
Considers the legal treatment of ethnic minorities, an inequitable bail system, discriminatory practices in jury selection and in property or creditor/debtor civil actions, a system which works mostly against the poor.
– A representative from Indivisible
– Ashanti Martinez, Prince George’s Young Democrats
– Chanel Compton, Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center