*Craig Atkinson’s documentary “Do Not Resist,” which explores the militarization of police departments throughout the U.S., will begin a theatrical run Sept. 30 at the Film Forum in New York before expanding to select U.S. markets.
Shot over two years in 11 states, the film looks at police training, a SWAT team in action, disagreements on Capitol Hill and protests in Ferguson, Mo. In conjunction with the film’s theatrical release, an educational screening series in conjunction with Ro*Co Films also is planned, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, which marks Atkinson’s directorial debut, was named best documentary feature at the Tribeca Film Festival and will open Oct. 14 in Los Angeles and Oct. 21 in San Francisco and Seattle.
Presented by Vanish Films in association with Vital Projects, The Frances Lear Foundation, The Filmmakers Fund and Ford Foundation Just Films, “Do Not Resist” was shot, directed, produced and edited by Atkinson along with executive producer David Menschel, producer Laura Hartrick (who also served as editor) and composer Grayson Sanders with additional music by Michael Stearns.