The Force

Directed by Peter Nicks

Year: 2017
Running Time: 93
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Documentary
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The Force

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Directed by Peter Nicks


At a powderkeg moment in American policing, The Force goes deep inside the embattled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to reform itself amid growing local controversy.  Winner of the Documentary Directing Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker Peter Nicks (The Waiting Room) embedded with the department over the course of two years to follow its serial efforts to recast itself. The film focuses on the new chief brought in to effect reform at the very moment the Black Lives Matter movement emerges to demand police accountability and racial justice both in Oakland and across the nation.

“An even-handed, no-easy-answers expose. The strength, and fascination, of The Force is that the movie isn’t on anyone’s side.”

“One of the most talked about issues in America from an ideal vantage point.”

"Hypnotic and eye-opening. I could have watched it for hours more."

“[An] urgent chronicle that captures the deep ruptures in our communities. Riveting and resonant.”

“Gripping. Inspiring. Brutally honest.”

  • Directing Award, U.S. Documentary – Sundance Film Festival 2017

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