WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS
Film For ThoughtDocumentariesLinda Goldstein Knowlton
As part of the Film For Thought program, the first screening of this film will be followed by a scholar-led discussion.
"Shows that the future is indeed female.”—Deadline Hollywood
Winner of the Audience and Jury Awards at the Seattle International Film Festival, as well as the Audience Award at InsideOut Toronto, WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS, from director Linda Goldstein Knowlton (SOMEWHERE BETWEEN, HIFF 2011), chronicles the founding and growth of the Radical Monarchs, an Oakland-based alternative to the Girl Scouts for young women of color (ages 8-13) at the front lines of social justice and allyship.
A group of tween girls chant into megaphones, marching in the San Francisco Trans March. Fists clenched high, they wear brown berets and vests showcasing colorful badges like “Black Lives Matter” and “Radical Beauty.” Meet the Radical Monarchs!
Set in Oakland, a city with a deep history of social justice movements, the film documents the journey of the group as they earn badges for completing units including being an LGBTQ+ ally, preserving the environment, and disability justice. Started by two fierce, queer women of color, we follow them as they face the challenge to grow the organization, both pre- and post the 2016 election. This film, like the Radical Monarchs themselves, centers the experiences of women of color, and will give you hope for the future!
|Wednesday 13||18:15 - 20:42||Regal Dole Cannery 15|
|Sunday 17||13:30 - 15:12||Regal Dole Cannery 15|
|Sunday 24||13:00 - 14:42||The Waimea Theater|
|Director||Linda Goldstein Knowlton.|
|Cast||Anayvette Martinez, Marilyn Hollinquest, Lupita Martinez, Amia Carillo and Deyani Dillard.|
|Prize||Audience Award - InsideOut, Best Documentary Award - Seattle, Best Film4Family Award - Seattle,|