Our Gadi Elkon interviews RESISTERHOOD filmmaker Cheryl Jacobs “CJ” Crim.
Resisterhood is a film about the power of women, hope and resistance in modern American politics. After the 2016 elections, we follows six diverse Americans as they fight for social justice on the streets and in the halls of power.
Filmmaker CJ Crim was kind enough to chat with me about her film. In our discussion, we tackle the book club moment just after the 2016 election that sparked this documentary making experience. We dive into the tremendous ladies and gentlemen that are highlighted in the film. She explained the one moment during a rally that helped her figure out how to “begin” her documentary. The film itself dives fully into the tremendous outpour of women and men who wanted to voice their fear and concern over the election. The people highlighted each have a powerful story to tell and it links so many of us together. As the film goes along we see the slow deterioration of decorum and decency under this administration. The film maybe a look back at 2016 but it is being released now as a direct connection to the upcoming election. A film that looks to remind us all of the tragic step back our American and Global society has taken in the three years under Trump.
One of the most important films of 2020!
Here is my interview with CJ Crim the filmmaker behind RESISTERHOOD.
CJ also wanted to extend an offer to theaters and anyone interested in seeing the film in their neighborhoods or via online social media links.
What Can You Do?
There’s never been a more important time to make our voices heard by voting and encouraging others to do so!
Check out the Resisterhood voter toolkit online at www.ResisterhoodDoc.com
Directed by: Cheryl Jacobs “CJ” Crim
Selig Rating 4 Stars
Running Time: 121min
Rolling Release: Select Theaters October 9th and Amazon Prime starting October 16th
The Selig Rating Scale:
5 Stars – Excellent movie, well worth the price.
4 Stars – Good movie
3 Stars – OK movie
2 Stars – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.
1 Star – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn’t paid for it.