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Marshawn Lynch: A History

Marshawn Lynch: A History
Documentary | 2019 | NR. 1hr 25min

Marshawn Lynch: A History-loosely inspired by the director David Shields's book Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season-documents and celebrates Lynch's attempt to be true to himself in a capitalist, racist society that wants to exploit him and that he wants to both exploit and oppose. Lynch is leaving a legacy of the eloquence of silence, echo, and mimicry as key tools of defiance. Albert Camus says, "The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." No one is absolutely free, but Marshawn Lynch comes thrillingly close.

Two days of screenings:
Monday, September 23 & Tuesday, September 24

Join us for a discussion of Marshawn Lynch: A History with director David Shields and Dexter B. Gordon, Ph.D, Distinguished Professor of African American Studies, and Communication Studies from the University of Puget Sound Tacoma, moderated by Jenna Hanchard from NBC TV Seattle following the 7 p.m. screening on Monday, September 23.

Lynch: A History shows that there's something powerful about the way that [Marshawn] protects his spark.
Hua Hsu, New Yorker
A very public man who used to run in "Beast Mode" found a way, with much difficulty and resistance, to be silent about it.
Jeff Simon, Buffalo News
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