As part of our Black, Bold & Brilliant series, Utah Film Center, in partnership with KRCL is excited to announce our upcoming film screening and post-discussion of The Holly. Join us Wednesday, February 7th from 7-9 pm at The City Library in Downtown Salt Lake City to watch this award-winning documentary and post-film discussion.
Told from the perspective of former gang leader turned activist Terrance Roberts, The Holly is a story of a controversial shooting that took place at a peace rally that Roberts himself organized. Over eight years, filmmaker Julian Rubinstein patiently unpacks the intricate layers of Roberts himself, the community, media misinformation, and the contentious history of criminal injustices that fed gang violence in Denver.
As Terrance Roberts stands trial for life in prison, Rubinstein’s investigation into the shooting cracks open a window into the complex and often problematic relationships that exist amongst gentrification and violence, communities of color, high-rolling developers, law enforcement, informants, and city hall.
We invite you to stay after the screening for a Black, Bold & Brilliant team post-film Q&A featuring film director Julian Rubenstein and Terrance Roberts.