Innovative Web Series on Filming Police and Civil Liberties ‘Rights Lab’ to Premiere Latest Episode on March 21

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—March 16, 2016. Scrappers Film Group, in collaboration with Truthout.org, invites you to the third event in our four-part series of screenings, conversations and performances at Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, on March 21st at 7 p.m.

Filming police is legal in all 50 states – but numerous people have been arrested while doing so.

The third episode of Rights Lab, a cross-genre web series using cinema verite techniques to explore the most pressing civil liberties questions of our day, explains the discrepancy between the law and what happens on the ground, with the help of performance artists Ricardo Gamboa and Steven Beaudion.

Along with a screening of the Rights Lab episode, the event will include a compilation of documentary footage of police and local activists at the Cabrini-Green Homes and a panel discussed led by Beckie Stocchetti with performance artist Ricardo Gamboa, civil rights lawyer Jerry Boyle and documentarian Tom Weinberg of Media Burn Archive.

Rights lab is funded in part by Chicago Filmmakers and The Voqal Fund’s Chicago Digital Media Production Fund.

About Scrappers Film Group 
Scrappers Film Group takes their name from their documentary Scrappers, which chronicles the story of two men and their families who collect scrap in Chicago’s alleyways and was named one of Roger Ebert’s best documentaries of 2010. Their work has included Central Standard: On Education, a web series about disparities in public education for PBS Digital Studios and Popcorn Politics, a series about the hidden ideologies of Hollywood blockbusters for the A.V. Club.

About Truthout.org
Truthout is an online newsmagazine which works to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis. Truthout’s investigative reporting has touched on issues including the environment, Guantanamo Bay, immigration and transgender rights.

About Music Box Theater 
For the last two decades, the Music Box Theatre has been the premiere venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films. It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city. The Music Box Theatre is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation. SMBC, through its Music Box Films division, also distributes foreign and independent films in the theatrical, DVD and television markets throughout the United States.

About Media Burn Archive
Media Burn Archive collects, restores and distributes documentary video and television created by artists, activists and community groups. Our mission is to preserve these audiovisual records of history and culture for future generations and to make them available to as wide an audience as possible via the internet.

The space is wheelchair accessible.

For additional information, visit: www.scrappersfilmgroup.com/rightslab