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“The Blood is at the Doorstep” Film Screening & Talkback on July 15th

Ann and Jerry Moss Theater
3131 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404

Join us for a screening of the new critically acclaimed and riveting documentary,

“The Blood is at the Doorstep”

July 15th, 2017 at 7:30PM

Moderated discussion with the film’s director, Erik Ljung, and two members of the Hamilton family, Maria Hamilton and Dameion Perkins will follow the screening. 


$30 General Admission

$65 VIP Admission (VIP Reception w/ filmmaker (6PM-7:15PM) & Reserved Section Seat.)

Purchase tickets here


3131 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404

Presented at New Roads School at The Herb Alpert Educational Village

This event aims to serve as a catalyst for conversation around the epidemic of police violence and raise funds to support Lower Depth’s upcoming World Premiere production of BR’ER COTTON by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm. Lower Depth is committed to providing safe spaces to commune around complex issues such as police violence, and provide a platform for stories that speak through racially diverse and multigenerational perspectives.

About the Film:

While not as publicized as cases of police brutality and police shootings in cities like New York, Oakland, Ferguson, and Baltimore, the 2014 killing of Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee is as shocking and tragic as any. In broad daylight in the middle of downtown, an officer responding to a complaint from a Starbucks employee approached Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed black man coping with paranoid schizophrenia resting in a public park. Minutes later, the officer shot Dontre 14 times.

The absolutely riveting and often angering documentary The Blood Is at the Doorstep digs deep into this case and its aftermath, following Dontre’s family and surrounding community for three years. We get incredible access to Dontre’s mourning mother Maria and determined older brother Nate, both of whom become committed activists in the wake of Dontre’s killing. We also spend time with Milwaukee Police chief Ed Flynn, examining his response to Dontre’s case and the still-unfolding legacy of that response.