FREEWAY: Crack In The System
Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:30 PM (Doors Open @ 1:30 PM)
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Homewood
7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Q&A with Rick Ross and James Wallace
Suggested Donation: $5
Synopsis (Courtesy of Blowback Productions)
FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM tells the story of broken dreams, drug dealers, dirty cops, and government complicity-more compelling than fiction, it’s the real story behind America’s longest war. This documentary by award-winning filmmaker Marc Levin (SLAM, Mr. Untouchable, Brick City) exposes how the infiltration of crack cocaine destroyed inner-city neighborhoods across the country. At the center of it all is the rise, fall and redemption of Freeway Rick Ross, a street hustler who became the King of Crack, and journalist Gary Webb, who broke the story of the CIA’s complicity in the drug war.
Rick Ross and James Wallace, who works with Marc Levin’s Blowback Productions will be part of the Q&A. Pittsburgh’s own Chris Moore and Khalid Raheem will be part of the discussion and moderate.
Countries: Nicaragua, USA Year: 2015: Length: 103 Minutes
Directed by Marc Levin