Unapologetic will be streaming as part of the Montclair Film Festival, October 17th - 25th. Pre-Recorded Q&A with director Ashley O’Shay and producer Morgan Elise Johnson to follow.
The ninth annual Montclair Film Festival will entertain film lovers and professionals from across the region and country with ten days of compelling independent films, comedies, documentaries, panels, family events and work by emerging artists. The festival will provide a platform for talented filmmakers from around the world and give special recognition to New Jersey artists. For the first time, the festival will feature a program of drive-in screenings, virtual screenings, special events, and conversations.
ABOUT THE FILM
After two Black Chicagoans are killed, millennial organizers challenge an administration complicit in state violence against its residents. Told through the lens of Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionist leaders, UNAPOLOGETIC is a deep look into the Movement for Black Lives, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Filmed on the front lines in the battle for social justice, police accountability, and social change, director Ashley O’Shea’s UNAPOLOGETIC is a throwback to the documentary films of an earlier era, honoring the experience and perspectives of those lifting their voices in struggle.