Five Bullets, One Gun, and The Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood

January 16, 2023

Impact Campaign: NAACP to Sponsor Denver Screening at History Colorado + more

We are pleased to have had a dramatic start to our Impact Campaign, with emotional screenings so far in Durham, NC; Detroit, and Basalt, CO, with more lining up. In Durham, we screened the film at the Hayti Heritage Center and spoke with members of the community’s anti-violence effort who thanked us for enabling a conversation around issues they too are facing regarding policing, the misuse of informants and gentrification. In Basalt, CO, a group of Latino mothers drove all the way from Rifle to see the film and wept with us about issues around the targeting of activists and the loss of young men to gangs. In Detroit, we screened the film at the College for Creative Studies and spoke with activists and students about risks they face.

The next one is a big one and was a long time in the planning. It will be in our hometown of Denver, where the Rocky Mountain NAACP has come on board as a sponsor. The screening will be held at History Colorado, January 28, at 1 pm. Panelists include producer donnie l. betts, activist-mayoral candidate-main subject Terrance Roberts, and director Julian Rubinstein. The community conversation will be moderated by RMN NAACP President Portia Prescott, who grew up in NE Park Hill, where “the Holly” is, and had four uncles who were gang members. They are all deceased.

Tickets are free though you must RSVP. For more information, including the link to RSVP, click here.

More free community screenings are in the works.

For those in Denver, we have confirmed a minimum one-week run at Denver’s Sie Theater on Colfax beginning February 3.

Photo of impact screening and discussion at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham

Photo from December 6, 2022 at Hayti Heritage Center following the screening. From right, executive producer Lana Garland, Durham County Judge Pat Evans, director Julian Rubinstein, activist-mayoral candidate-main subject Terrance Roberts, Durham Love & Respect Founder Dennis Garrett.