*Brooklyn–The Greg “Jocko”Film Festival, World Bookings Talent Agency, Council Member Darlene Mealy, and the real Rick Ross aka Freeway Rick Ross cordially invite the public out to the Greg “Jocko” Film Festival screening of Freeway Rick Ross’ documentary, Freeway: Crack in the System by award winning filmmaker Marc Levin on Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn, New York.
A Black Carpet Reception will take place starting at 7pm, followed by the film screening at 8pm, and a Round Table Panel Discussion will follow immediately after the screening of the documentary. Guest speakers include Freeway Rick Ross, Mark Levin, Jineea Butler, Maino, and Nyemiah Supreme.
According to Ross’ organization, Freeway: Crack in The System tells the story of Ross’ life, broken dreams, drug dealers, dirty cops, and government complicity – more compelling than fiction, it’s the real story behind America’s drug war.
This documentary by award-winning filmmaker Marc Levin (SLAM, Mr. Untouchable, Brick City) exposes how the infiltration of crack cocaine destroyed inner-city neighborhoods across the country.
At the center of it all is the rise, fall, and redemption of Freeway Rick Ross – a street hustler who became the King of Crack – and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gary Webb, who broke the story of the CIA’s complicity in the drug war, and whose story is currently explored in the Focus Features film, Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner.
Featuring exclusive interviews with Freeway Rick Ross (not to be confused with the rapper who took his name); Webb’s source Coral Baca, and wife Susan Webb; former Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff Roberto Juarez; drug trafficker Julio Zavala and many more. Featuring the original title track “Crack in the System” by Snoop Dogg and Too Short.
The Greg “Jocko” Jackson Film Festival stresses numerous social issues, such as education, disparity, and incarceration and literacy.
With the highest rate of literacy being the area the screening is taking place, each year the area’s youth are encouraged to get involved with the festival. Through the use of workshops, panel discussions, and film, the Greg “Jocko” Jackson
Film Festival promotes community outreach. This year’s Freeway: Crack in The System is followed by a panel discussion to involve the community and cover such issues.
Studios Freeway: Crack in the Ssytem. Run time is 103 min. The screening is set to premiere in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and New York.
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Angela P. Moore