Poster for The First Step (Filmmaker Discussion!)

The First Step

Sat, Oct 16
  • Sat, Oct 16
4:00 pm Q&A

Please Note: All in-person screenings for GlobeDocs Film Festival 2021 require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test for entry to the theater. A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Director: Brandon Kramer Run Time: 90 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2021

Starring: Jessica Jackson, Louis L. Reed, Pete White, Van Jones, Virgie Walker

In a divided America, TV host and activist Van Jones works across party lines on landmark criminal justice reform and a more humane response to the addiction crisis. While trying to pass a bipartisan bill that would bring thousands of incarcerated people home early and working with a polarized Congress, Jones is condemned by the right for his progressive beliefs — and by the left for working with conservatives. THE FIRST STEP reveals an intimate portrait of an activist’s isolation and internal struggles as he fights to make change in a divided nation drawn into a historic struggle for freedom and justice.

In Person Guests: Brandon Kramer, Lance Kramer, Louis Reed, Lonnie Jones

Brattle passes not valid for this screening.

Please Note: All in-person screenings for GlobeDocs Film Festival 2021 will require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test upon entry to the theater