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17 Blocks

Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at Online/Virtual Space

Feb 19 2021
Mar 11 2021
17 Blocks

For 20 years, the African-American Sanford family: Emmanuel, a student; Smurf, a drug dealer; Denice, an aspiring cop; and Cheryl, their mother, filmed their daily lives in a dangerous neighborhood located only 17 blocks from the U.S. Capitol.

United States | 2019 | Davy Rothbart

For 20 years, the African-American Sanford family of Washington, DC filmed their daily lives in a dangerous neighborhood located only 17 blocks from the U.S. Capitol. The result is this remarkable document made in conjunction with filmmaker/journalist Davy Rothbart. In it, we meet and follow Emmanuel, a student; his brother Smurf, a drug dealer; his sister Denice, an aspiring cop; and his mother Cheryl, who battles her own demons while her family fights

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17 Blocks, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 2/19 thru at least 3/11 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12, and you have 72 hours to watch it.



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In addition to the feature, there will be a pre-recorded Q&A with director Davy Rothbart available to watch for free for all ticket buyers.

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