Crime + Punishment

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Mon, 10/15/2018 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Event 7pm | No admittance after 7:30pm

Winner, Sundance Film Festival 2018
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Social Impact

“Vital, necessary and groundbreaking. It’s a significant work of investigative journalism.”
— Eric Hynes, Film Comment

The Film

Directed by Stephen Maing / 2018 / 112 min

Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, Crime + Punishment chronicles the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.

A highly intimate and cinematic experience with unprecedented access, Crime + Punishment examines the United States' most powerful police department through the brave efforts of a group of active duty officers and one unforgettable private investigator who risk their careers and safety to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades.

Post-Screening Q&A

Stephen Maing (Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor) is an Emmy-nominated Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His feature documentary, High Tech, Low Life told the fascinating story of two of China's first dissident citizen-journalists fighting state-monitored censorship and was broadcast nationally on PBS’ award-winning series P.O.V. He has directed films for the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Nation, The Intercept and Field of Vision. His short film, The Surrender, produced with Academy Award winner Laura Poitras, documented State Department intelligence analyst Stephen Kim's harsh prosecution under the Espionage Act. It received a 2016 World Press Photo Award for Best Long Form Documentary and was nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Documentary. He is a fellow of the Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program and recipient of the International Documentary Association's inaugural Enterprise Investigative Journalism grant as well as a 2016 John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Reporting Fellow. His most recent feature Crime + Punishment, received a Special Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, was filmed over four years and chronicles the stories of a group of minority cops known as the NYPD12, an innocent young man stuck in Rikers and one unforgettable private investigator. He is co-directing the forthcoming documentary, The Great Experiment and teaches a summer course in documentary cinematography at Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

Tickets

Eventbrite - DCTV Presents: Winter/Spring 2018

Doors 6:30pm | Event 7pm | No admittance after 7:30pm

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This event is part of the Fall 2018 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film.

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