March 17, 2022
The Motion Picture Association and SHOWTIME Documentary Films co-hosted a screening of Attica at the MPA’s global headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the September 1971 events at the Attica Correctional Facility — where inmates seized part of the prison and took 39 guards as hostages to demand more humane treatment — this documentary dives deeper into the incident with new interviews and archives.
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Edward Hill, Paramount’s Vice President for Global Government Relations and Public Policy, gave remarks to open the event, followed by MPA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin and Attica director Stanley Nelson.
After the screening, Nelson joined co-director Traci A. Curry and Attica survivor James Asbury for an insightful conversation moderated by CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett, giving the audience a deeper look into the making of the documentary.
Featured image: The Motion Picture Association and SHOWTIME Documentary Films host a screening of Attica at the MPA’s global headquarters in Washington, D.C., March 17, 2022. Credit: Daniel Swartz.