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‘A Reckoning in Boston’ Illuminates Racism and Economic Inequalities

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nominated for Best Feature at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, ‘A Reckoning in Boston’ will premiere at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, the largest film festival in New England.

‘Director James Rutenbeck is a two-time recipient of the Alfred I. duPont Journalism Award for producing the PBS Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? (2008), about health disparities in the U.S. and Class of ’27 (2016). Class of ’27 was also Editor’s Pick at The Atlantic, which he executive produced, directed and edited. His work has been supported by The Sundance Documentary Fund, LEF Moving Image Fund, Southern Humanities Media Fund and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. James’ nonfiction films have screened at various forums including Cinema du Reel, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and Flaherty Film Seminar. He was a 2019/20 Fellow at the Film Study Center at Harvard University.