Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Q&A with director Julia Bacha, producer Suhad Babaa and film subject Brian Hauss following the 7:30pm screening on May 3.

Boycotts have long been a tool used by Americans rallying for political change, from civil rights leaders to anti-apartheid activists. But in recent years, over 30 states have introduced anti-boycott legislation designed to penalize individuals undertaking boycotts against Israel. Award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha (Budrus) looks at the cases of a publisher, attorney, and teacher whose careers are threatened by the harsh measures of these new laws in this bracing look at shifting politics and threats to freedom of speech.

Screening as part of the Spring 2022 season of Pure Nonfiction. Tickets for Pure Nonfiction screenings are $19 for the general public and $16 for IFC Center Members. A Season Pass, good for all Spring 2022 films (Apr 5 – May 24) is available at $145 ($105 IFC Center members).

Photo taken by Jonah Candelario.

  • Running Time 73 minutes
  • Distributor Pure Nonfiction
  • Director Julia Bacha
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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