Craig Atkinson’s award-winning directorial debut DO NOT RESIST begins its theatrical run on September 30 at the Film Forum in New York.
Following its debut in Gotham, the film will expand out to key U.S. markets including Los Angeles on October 14, San Francisco and Seattle onOctober 21, and additional cities including Washington, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, St Louis, Austin and others in the immediate weeks thereafter.
DO NOT RESIST is director Craig Atkinson’s directorial debut. From the protests in Ferguson to disagreements on Capitol Hill — whether he is following a heavily armored SWAT team as they issue a no-knock warrant or inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of “righteous violence”– Atkinson delivers a unique and powerful image of the stories and characters surrounding an issue that has billions of dollars — and lives — hanging in the balance. Using footage shot over two years, in 11 states, The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary Feature, DO NOT RESIST reveals a rare and surprising look into the increasingly disturbing realities of American police culture.
On the strength of the timely topic framed in the film, DO NOT RESIST is also part of an aggressive educational screening series in conjunction with Ro*Co Films, which will roll out throughout the U.S. in tandem with the commercial theatrical release. These presentations follow the film’s world premiere at The Tribeca Film Festival where it won the top documentary award. The film continues to be showcased at key film festivals including AFI Docs, Hot Docs and the Human Rights Film Festival to name a few.