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THE GENTLEMAN BANK ROBBER

  • AMC Pacific Place 600 Pine St., #400 Seattle, WA 98101 (map)

THE GENTLEMAN BANK ROBBER: THE LIFE STORY OF BUTCH LESBIAN FREEDOM FIGHTER RITA BO BROWN

Julie Perini; 2017; USA; 46 min. ; Northwest Premiere

Imprisoned for petty theft, rita “bo” brown was radicalized in prison. Once released, she robbed banks in Seattle as a member of the George Jackson Brigade, a Pacific Northwest underground revolutionary group, evading capture by being continually misidentified as a man. Chronicling her life and work as a political and prison reform activist, this captivating portrait of a charming queer ideologue draws attention to the little-known history of militant direct action.

Guest in Attendance: Director Julie Perini of The Gentleman Bank Robber

Content Warnings: Implied Violence and Vulgar Language

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LIVES VISIBLE

Michelle Citron; 2017; USA; 35 min.

Using 2,000 snapshots hidden for over 50 years, this doc uncovers the rich history of pre-Stonewall working-class butch/fem life in Chicago.

Earlier Event: October 19
TWO IN THE BUSH: A LOVE STORY
Later Event: October 20
SATURGAY MORNING CARTOONS