Join us for a screening of Hold Your Fire at the Freedom Center’s Harriet Tubman Theater.
Hold Your Fire details the 1973 incident when four young Black men stealing guns for self-defense were cornered by NYPD officers. In panic, the four men took twelve hostages. The film centers on the actions of police psychologist Harvey Schlossberg who convinces his superiors to do the unthinkable – negotiate with “criminals” and prevent a violent bloodbath.
This event kicks off The Freedom Film Series, a new partnership between LADD and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. This series will feature at least four films this year, addressing issues of systemic injustice, inviting the audience into dialogue with the issues presented in the films during conversations with filmmakers, content matter experts and activists following the screenings. The presentation of Hold Your Fire is part of a larger industry collaboration with IFC Films and the Critics Choice Association, which is promoting regional screenings of the film prior to its theatrical release.