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Courtesy of Grasshopper Film

SCREENING + Q&A

Bulletproof

Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 7:15 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

With filmmakers Todd Chandler and Brett Story in person 

Dir. Todd Chandler. 2020, 83 mins. Some rituals of American schooling have held steady for generations: homecoming parades, senior proms, sports practices, math class. Alongside these are a collection of newer traditions: lockdown drills, teacher firearms training, metal detector screenings, and school safety trade shows. Rather than focus on the causes and effects of mass shootings, Bulletproof explores the emerging codes and growing industries of prevention strategies, and what they say about our society and priorities. Todd Chandler’s breakthrough documentary is a slow-burn cinematic meditation on the array of forces that shape the culture of violence in the United States.

Preceded by:
A Debtors’ Prison
Dir. Brett Story and Todd Chandler. 2018, 14 mins. In the hometown of police-shooting victim Michael Brown and the surrounding municipalities, a practice with historical antecedents has become systematic: the operation of modern-day debtors’ prisons. A Debtors’ Prison follows two plaintiffs in an unfolding court case, Samantha Jenkins and Meredith Walker, as they describe the matrix of controls that subjected them to incarceration for being poor.

 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members at the Senior/Student level and above. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.

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