HERE COME THE VIDEOFREEX, an official selection of BAMcinemaFest, Full Frame and Rotterdam, will have a theatrical run at the Pills IFC Center in NYC. The film opens on Wednesday, March 9th with a Q&A from the filmmakers.
Following the screening on Friday, March 11th at 8:10p, UNIONDOCS Executive Artistic Director, Christopher Allen will moderate a discussion with filmmakers Jenny Raskin and Jon Nealon, plus Videofreex Skip Blumberg & Parry Teasdale.
Directed by John Nealon and Jenny Raskin, HERE COME THE VIDEOFREEX tells the incredible story of the birth of alternative media through the work of the Videofreex, a collective of renegade video journalists who started out on the counterculture beat for CBS News (covering figures like Black Panther Fred Hampton and Yippee leader Abbie Hoffman) and then defected to start the first public access television station in upstate NY. The recently-restored archival footage is extraordinary, as is the opportunity to understand the historical context and heritage of today’s citizen and independent journalists and media disrupters.