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  •   Josh Alexander
  •   United States

How did the iconic civil rights advocate who became famous for his outspoken rhetoric become one of the nation’s most prominent leaders of the movement? Loudmouth cuts through the clichés and assumptions surrounding the track-suit-wearing crusader to investigate the roots of his political engagement and his transformation into a media-savvy activist. Playing into the tabloid journalism of the Jerry Springers and Phil Donahues of his heyday, Sharpton effectively raised awareness about the systemic injustice, racism, and white supremacy that has persisted in America. As he once famously declared, “Critics would say that all Al Sharpton wants is publicity. Well, that’s exactly what I want.”

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Josh Alexander and subject Rev. Al Sharpton


Presenting Sponsor

Logo: Citi (no trademark) 161x100

Film Patron

Brenda Robinson

Documentary Sponsor

Logo: WTTW (2019)

Documentary Patron

Cynthia Stone Raskin

Event Information

Monday, October 17, 2022

  •   120 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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