Sunday, October 17th, 2021
Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Special guests director Stanley Nelson in conversation with Barry Scheck, co-founder of The Innocence Project.
Don’t miss a sneak preview of ATTICA, a new documentary by award-winning director Stanley Nelson, who examines the largest prison uprising in US history on the 50th anniversary of this historic event.
On Sept. 9, 1971, more than 1,200 inmates at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, N.Y. seized part of the maximum-security prison, took 39 guards as hostages, and demanded more humane treatment and better conditions. For four days, the world watched as news cameras covered the story from both outside and inside the prison, while official observers negotiated with the prisoners.