Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7pm
“Pull of Gravity”
directed by El Sawyer and Jon Kaufman | Running time: 1h 21m
North Philadelphia, PA – Kev, El and Andy are three men united by one struggle: they are trying to defy gravity. As part of the 700,000 prisoners released into society every year, they find themselves faced with a chilling outlook: 67% of ex-offenders re-offend within three years. What explains this invisible force that keeps former inmates in a seemingly unending cycle of incarceration?
Filmed on the street over the course of two years, this documentary is an intimate portrait of these three men. It confronts head-on the gritty details of lives cut short by poverty and drugs, where dealing is seen as the only route to economic prosperity, where using offers an escape from powerlessness, and where prison is too often the next stop. The film’s unfiltered lens captures its subjects as they lay bare their stories, fears, and tentative dreams.
Los Angeles Poverty Department’s Movie Nights at the Museum
Location: Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversation. Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.