World Premiere of THE BLACK ROCK on Alcatraz- February 17, 2009


On February 17, 2009, 300 (100 general public) guests will be invited to Alcatraz Island for the highly anticipated premiere of The Black Rock. Filmmaker Kevin Epps is partnering with Golden Gate National Parks to bring forth this historical event. This cinematic unfolding of history and untold accounts of African American Prisoners and Correctional Officers (1934-1963) will
take place in the actual Dining Hall of Alcatraz.

The Black Rock is a documentary feature chronicling the role of African-Americans in the first super-maximum security prison from the 1930s to the 1960s. Alcatraz The Rock an island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay was meant to hold high-security prisoners. In 1962, 77 of the individuals imprisoned at Alcatraz were African-American.

The purpose of the documentary feature, The Black Rock, is to identify and examine the lives of the African- American prisoners who played an important role in the history of Alcatraz. Interviews with historians, the utilization of archived documentation, and other methods, such as visual imagery, photography, re-enactments are used to present an entirely new perspective on the most feared prison of its time.

Join us on February 17, 2009 as we explore the cultural and socio-political dynamics.

A yacht will be taken from Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island. Food and music will be part of this historic, life changing event.  Once we are on the Island, the screening will take place followed up with a Q&A before we journey back to mainland.

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NOTE: No one under 18 years old will be admitted.

A historical event.  After this premiere, a 15 minute segment will become part of the historical archives of Alcatraz.

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