“Crime + Punishment” film

    November 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Loft Cinema
    3233 E Speedway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85716

    Crime + Punishment


    Saturday, NOVEMBER 10 AT 6:30pM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 • LOFT MEMBERS: $8

    The Loft Film Fest is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment.

    Winner – U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact, 2018 Sundance Film Festival!

    Over five years of unprecedented access allowed filmmaker Stephen Maing to document the efforts of a small group of New York City police officers (now known as NYPD12) who decided to sue the department over racially discriminatory policing practices.

    Troubled by the impact of quota-driven policing on young minorities, these officers risk their careers and safety to expose harmful policing practices that have plagued the precincts and streets of NYC for decades. Maing takes us inside the precincts, stations, prisons, meeting rooms, and courts of law, exposing the rampant abuse of power at all levels of city policing. He also gives us surprising inside views of private investigators and social justice organizers at work, who fight for people’s rights—including many of those incarcerated under false pretenses—every single day. Winner of Sundance’s Special Jury Award for Social Impact and executive produced by Oscar-winner Laura Poitras (CitizenFour), Crime + Punishment is equal parts docu-thriller and emotionally-charged tale of tenacious whistleblowers, risking their livelihoods for the sake of a greater cause. (Dir. by Stephen Maing, 2018, USA, 118 mins., Not Rated).  Other festivals: Sundance; Full Frame

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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