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  Josh Alexander

  United States     120 minutes


He’s been called a con man, a charlatan, a race-baiting rabble-rouser, and a whole lot more, but who is the Reverend Al Sharpton really and how did he become one of the most controversial Civil Rights activists of the modern era? 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 showman. 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.”

Screenings & Events


Mon, Oct 17 @ 5:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

Special Guests*: Director Josh Alexander
*Subject to change


Film Credits

  •   Daniel Chalfen, Mike Jackson, Kedar Massenburg, Josh Alexander
  •   Armando Croda
  •   Clemson Brown, Graham Willoughby
  •   Reverend Al Sharpton
  •   Jessie Montgomery, Joel Goodman
  •   John Legend, Ty Stiklorious, Austyn Biggers, Brenda Robinson, Aaron Gilbert, Brenda Gilbert, Josh Miller, Sal Al-Rashid, Jim Butterworth, Michael Cho, Sue Turley, Michael Chow, Tim Lee
  •   Get Lifted, Group Effort Films, Massenburg Media, Naked Edge Films, Bron Studios, Salmira Productions