CLOSING NIGHT FILM - Tribeca Film Festival | "Riveting and essential." - Variety | OFFICIAL SELECTION - Chicago International Film Festival | Philadelphia Film Festival | Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival | "Stirring. Revisits a racially divided New York City and offers a critique of the news media then and now” - NY TimesCivil Rights Movement & Activists • Police Brutality • Criminal Justice Reform • Systemic and Structural Racism • Media Bias & Critique • New York City History • Race Relations • The Freedom Movement • Non Violence • Non-Violent Civil Disobedience • Never-before-seen Archival Material • George Floyd • 2020 Summer of Racial Reckoning • The Howard Beach Case • The Tawana Brawley Case • 2020 March on Washington
Date of Completion: 2022 | Run Time: 120 minutes | Language: English | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director/Writer: Josh Alexander | Producers: Daniel J. Chalfen, Mike Jackson, Kedar Massenburg & Josh Alexander | Editor: Armando Croda | Cinematography: Graham Willoughby & Clemson Brown | Score: Jessie Montgomery & Joel Goodman
Often controversial, occasionally fallible, and always quotable, Reverend Al Sharpton has spent a lifetime confronting America's deafening complacency in the fight against racial injustice -- amplifying the ugly truths about the ongoing impact of structural racism on our nation many would prefer to ignore. Sharpton has been a polarizing figure, inspiring both love and hate on local and national stages. Chronicling his work for social change from the streets of 1980s Brooklyn to 2020s Minneapolis, LOUDMOUTH presents never-before-seen footage of the social justice titan on the frontlines, in the media as well as in the corridors of power, to paint an intimate and revealing portrait of a tireless warrior who has never ducked a fight in his mission to transform the status quo.