Release Date: September 15th, 2017
TBC |1 hr 20 minPlot Summary
At a powderkeg moment in American policing, The Force goes deep inside the embattled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, the rise of Black Lives Matter and an explosive scandal. Winner of the Documentary Directing Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker Peter Nicks (The Waiting Room) embedded with the department over the course of two years to follow its serial efforts to recast itself. The film focuses on the new chief brought in to effect reform at the very moment the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO sparks a popular uprising to demand police accountability and racial justice both in Oakland and across the nation.
Cast: Real Life People!
Director: Peter Nicks
Production Co: Production Company Unknown
Distributors: Kino Lorber