This will be a donation-based virtual film streaming experience of the film On The Record, available to watch anytime Monday, June 8th – Thursday, June 11th). On Thursday 6/11 at 8:00pm EST, we’ll host a Facebook Live post-film Q&A with directors and producers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
Don’t have Facebook? Watch the Post-Film Q&A on YouTube Live Here!
*warning: this film contains material on sexual abuse and assault that may be sensitive to some viewers
ABOUT THE FILM:
Directed and produced by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Hunting Ground, The Invisible War), and first reported by the New York Times, On the Record presents the powerful haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon (collaborator on hit records by Method Man and Mary J. Blige, Estelle and Kanye West, and Whitney Houston) as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward and publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault.
The documentary, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, chronicles not only Dixon’s story but that of several other accusers – Sil Lai Abrams, Sheri Sher– delving deeply into the ways women of colors’ voices are all too often silenced and ignored when they allege sexual assault; as well as the cultural forces that pressure them to remain silent.
|Thursday June 11th at 8 PM EST:||Virtual Q&A with directors and producers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering|
|Run time:||95 minutes|
|Directors:||Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering|
|Producers:||Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering|
|Cast:||Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams, Sheri Sher|
A thorough and self aware film
The movie plunges deeper than perhaps any into #MeToo narrative we’ve seen into the tortured ambivalence that women who’ve been victimized feel about calling out their accusers.
Brutal, heartbreaking...and utterly necessary