Part of Unity Week 2018
“The Gentleman Bank Robber” is a portrait of revolutionary Rita Bo Brown, a white working class butch from rural Oregon who became known as the Gentleman Bank Robber in the 1970s for combining her butch style of dress with a polite way of demanding funds from bank tellers. “The Gentleman Bank Robber” weaves together personal and political perspectives on 20th century social movement histories, including queer liberation in the 1960s; militant, underground activity with the George Jackson Brigade in the 1970s, a revolutionary prison abolitionist group; political prisoner support work in the 1980s; and prison activist work into the present day. Bo Brown is a model for how to lead a life of committed activism while maintaining a sense of humor and humanity.
Julie Perini, director, and former George Jackson Brigade members Janine Bertram and Ed Mead will be holding a panel discussion immediately following screening of the film.
Location: Building 7