WITH DRAWN ARMS
Link will be sent to registered guests via email
Date & Time:
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
Virtual Screening goes live at 12:00 PM PT/3:00 PM ET
At the 1968 Olympics, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists from the podium during the medal ceremony as the American anthem played. Though this choice radically impacted Smith, throwing his personal and professional life into disarray, the defiant gesture has reverberated throughout the decades, adopted by generations of civil rights activists in their fight for social justice. Fifty years later, in an attempt to unpack the full breadth of Smith’s sacrifice—and the myriad ways it continues to resonate in the current reckoning over the racial injustice that still plagues America—artist, and filmmaker Glenn Kaino partners with the gold medalist to finally, tell his story and cement his legacy. As the two collaborate on a multidisciplinary art project, they connect with a new generation of activists. Featuring interviews with Megan Rapinoe, Colin Kaepernick, the late Congressman John Lewis, and Jesse Williams—who, along with John Legend, also executive produced the film—Glenn Kaino and Afshin Shahidi’s WITH DRAWN ARMS is a testament to the courage of those willing to make their voices heard, no matter the cost.
Registered guests will receive a link to the film via email to watch within 24 hours of the virtual event. Please watch the film prior to showtime.
The Virtual Screening will start with the trailer followed by Q&A with Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith, Executive Producer John Legend, Director/Producer Glenn Kaino, and Director/Producer/Director of Photography Afshin Shahidi, and Executive Producer Jesse Williams