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Poster for Attica


Director: Stanley Nelson Run Time: 120 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2021

Centerpiece Film

On Sept. 9, 1971, inmates at the Attica Correctional Facility took 39 guards as hostages, demanding more humane treatment and better conditions. For four days, the world watched as news cameras covered the story from both the outside and inside the prison. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the uprising, Emmy-winning director Stanley Nelson and producer/co-director Traci Curry’s ATTICA examines one of the most shocking incidents in U.S. history. With revelatory interviews with former prisoners, family members of hostages, and journalists – along with archival footage and never-before-seen tapes – ATTICA goes beyond the headlines to capture the personalities, emotion, and tragedy in a wake-up call about the need for prison reform and the responsibilities of justice.

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