FREE COMMUNITY CINEMA
MONDAY, APRIL 15 • NOON
Eric Butler, a Hurricane Katrina survivor and pioneer of the restorative justice movement, relocates to Oakland, where he put his no-nonsense approach into practice counseling vulnerable Black and Latino teenagers at a high school in Richmond. Shot over two years, the film follows Butler’s impassioned efforts to nurture troubled youth and keep them in school, fighting racial discrimination by replacing snap suspensions and expulsions with gritty, intimate and honest mentoring. But when his own teenage son is arrested, he begins to question his methods and ability as both a teacher and a father. Circles is an inspirational portrait of a father desperate to provide his son with the leadership and compassion he never received from his own.
Discussion and Q&A immediately following screening
Confirmed Guest: Eric Butler, film subject, restorative justice counselor
Invited Guest: Cassidy Friedman, director
Free tickets to these community screenings are available at the Rafael box office and online, please click below to reserve your seat(s)
FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED | SEATING IS NOT GUARANTEED
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TICKETING:
Community Cinema tickets are still free, but you must have a ticket to attend the screening. Please select the “Print-at-Home” option when ordering your ticket online, and then either print your ticket at home to bring with you, or show it on your mobile device at the door.
Please arrive earlyfor all Community Cinema screenings. Since this is a free screening, we experience many no-shows and must overbook the theater in order to compensate. Your ticket will not guarantee you a seat if we are already full when you arrive.
You will no longer receive reminder emails about your attendance or asking if you need to cancel, so if you register for a screening but find you are unable to attend, we would be extremely grateful if you would email us at [email protected] to cancel your reservation so we can offer your seat to another patron (and help us pare down the number of aforementioned no-shows).
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