Second Monday Movie Committee

November Movie - Rikers: An American Jail on Monday, November 12 @ 7pm

4200 Cedar Ave. S. Minneapolis

The United States is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with over 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons. To understand the human toll of this crisis, Rikers Island is a good place to start. Of the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive culture of violence that forces people to come to terms with what they must do for their own survival. RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, a riveting new award-winning documentary from Bill Moyers, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. Their stories, told direct to camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience—from the shock of entry, to the extortion and control exercised by other inmates, the oppressive interaction with corrections officers, the beatings and stabbings, the torture of solitary confinement and the many challenges of returning to the outside world.  

(2016, directors: Mark BenjaminMarc Levin; 1 hr 10 mn, Documentary)

Connecting the dots. . . A chance to discuss the film follows the showing.

Always FREE and open to the public. 

ALL ARE WELCOME! Free popcorn!

Sponsored by the WAMM Movie Committee


The Second Monday Movie committee meets virtually via e-mail. 

JOIN US as we bring cutting edge and informative movies to WAMM Second Monday Movies. 

Here are some things Movie Committee volunteers do.

  • Some fun things

    • Help choose the movies WAMM for Second Monday Movie Nights.

    • Get to see movies not usually seen in movie theaters or on television.

    • Meet like-minded interesting people with new perspectives during discussions on movie night.

    • Help introduce movies and lead a discussion.

  • Some PR things

    • Help with PR by leafleting at events you attend and talking to people about the movie of the month to your friends and others who may be interested.

    • Share on your social media and email

  • Some technical things

    • Help set up the projector and sound system on movie nights.

    • Help make popcorn (with our machine it becomes technical!)

  • Some practical things

    • Help set up and clean up the room on movie night.

    • Monitor and control the lights on movie night.

Not able to make a long term commitment? We are always looking for one-night only help as well!

Contact the WAMM office for more information - 612-827-5364