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‘Kaepernick & America’ to have at-home premiere during the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival


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As part of the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival’s “Tribeca At Home” series, the highly regarded documentary Kaepernick & America will make its debut by way of a nationwide virtual screening. 

Those looking forward to watching the Don Lemon-executive produced feature, which explores the intersection between former NFL player Colin Kaepernick‘s protest and the revealing reaction it spurred across the U.S., can now purchase $15 tickets for the film premiere, scheduled for Thursday, June 9, at 6 p.m. ET. 

As detailed in an official press release about the film’s virtual premiere, Kaepernick & America “will examine the man and his protest, exploring the remarkable conflict stirred by such a simple gesture,” and will include conversations with Lemon, DeRay MckessonPam Oliver and more.

The documentary is co-directed by Emmy-nominated producer Tommy Walker, whose credits include Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.

“As a Black man, the Kaepernick saga captivated me from the start. It raised so many of the core issues that Black people deal with everyday in America,” Walker said. “And yet, the experience of Blacks in America is not monolithic. While Kaepernick knelt in a football uniform in San Diego, another Black man wearing a military uniform stood nearby and proudly sang the national anthem. We are all different as are our American journeys.”

Regarding the mission of the documentary, Walker said, “The film we have made seeks to discover the parallels between the life and activism of Colin Kaepernick and the tumultuous and divisive factors that have colored America’s racial divide. It is only partly about Kaepernick, as it actually reveals more about America, the land that reacted so profoundly to such a simple gesture.”

Kaepernick & America will premiere on the festival’s official viewing site; Tribeca At Home screenings will also be available on major streaming platforms. 

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