After two police killings, Black millennial organizers challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents. Told through the lens of Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionist leaders, UNAPOLOGETIC is a deep and insightful look into the Movement for Black Lives, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
The film begins it’s release August 20th as part of the re-opening of the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. It also opens August 27th in New York City at Cinema Village and The Maysles Documentary Center; and in Toronto, Canada on the same date at the Bloor Cinema.
The Los Angeles theatrical starts September 3rd at the Laemmle Monica. A nationwide release in follows.
The timing of this theatrical release is crucial as our nation is at a reckoning with racism and change right now. Your coverage as a feature, review and a mention/listing is encouraged and important.
UNAPOLOGETIC is the directorial debut of Ashley O’Shay and opens following an outstanding film festival run that included a World Premiere at BlackStar Film Festival, Heartland, Frameline, Outfest, DOC NYC, London Human Rights Film Festival and more. The film was also shortlisted by the International Documentary Association for Best Documentary Feature in 2020.