‘CODED BIAS’ DOCUMENTARY HAS HUGE OPENING WEEK; NATIONWIDE EXPANSION THIS WEEK IN VIRTUAL CINEMAS

‘CODED BIAS’ HAS HUGE OPENING WEEK
$10,000+ BOX OFFICE GROSS
AT METROGRAPH (VIRTUAL CINEMA);
BIG EXPANSION STARTS THIS WEEK 

VIRTUAL CINEMA RELEASE OF 
AWARD-WINNING SUNDANCE 
DOCUMENTARY 

CODED BIAS 

NOW PLAYING AT NEW YORK’S METROGRAPH

THEN EXPANDS TO 35+ CITIES

‘BEST OF SUNDANCE 2020’ IS HAVING A HUGE IMPACT ON BIG TECH AND RACIAL BIAS

SHALINI KANTAYYA’S DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARDS CONTENDER

BEYOND MINORITY REPORT: A LOOK AT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
In partnership with Sloan Science On Screen, join us to celebrate the nationwide U.S. theatrical premiere of Coded Bias and the power of inclusion in STEM with the Fighting #CodedBias Awards.

Moderated by Van Jones, Senior Staff Writer, CNN, featuring:
Joy Buolamwini, Founder, Algorithmic Justice League
Safiya Umoja Noble, Author, Algorithms of Oppression
Clare Garvie, Researcher, The Perpetual Lineup
Shalini Kantayya, Director, Coded Bias

NOMINEE – CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS – BEST SCIENCE/NATURE DOCUMENTARY

WINNER – NYWIFT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
2020 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER – AUDIENCE CHOICE for GENERATION NEXT
2020 CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER – FILMMAKER AWARD
2020 GLOBEDOCS FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER – HONORABLE MENTION
2020 WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL

THEATRICAL / VIRTUAL CINEMA
RELEASE SCHEDULE


Note: The following are 34 initial bookings. Dozens more are expected to be added in the coming weeks.

NOW PLAYING

New York – Metrograph

Opens This Wednesday, November 18

Ann Arbor, MI 
– Michigan Theater Foundation
Bellingham, WA – Pickford Theater
Berkeley, CA – UC Berkeley Art Museum
Boston / Brookline, MA – Coolidge Theater
Cincinnati, OH – Athens Ciné
Houston, TX – Museum of Fine Arts
Huntington, NY – Cinema Arts Centre
Iowa City, IA – FilmScene
Juneau, AK– Gold Town Cinema
Klamath Falls, OR – Ross Ragland Theater
Miami, FL – O Cinema
Oxford, MS – Oxford Film
Park City, UT – Park City Film
Phoenix, AZ – FilmBar
Providence / Westerly, RI – The United Theatre
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Film Center
San Francisco, CA – The Roxie
San Francisco / San Rafael, CA – Rafael Film Center
Seattle, WA – Northwest Film Forum
Shreveport, LA – Robinson Film Center
Tampa Bay, FL – Next Wave Founders
Tucson, AZ – Loft Cinema
Waterville, ME – Maine Film Center
Winston-Salem, NC – a/perture

Opens This Friday, November 20

Athens, OH – Athena Cinema
Austin, TX – Austin Film Society
Bethel, ME – Gem Theater
Chicago, IL – Music Box Films
Los Angeles, CA – Laemmle Theaters
Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Film
Montclair, NJ – Montclair Film
Phoenixville, PA – Association for the Colonial Theater
Portland, ME – Portland Art Museum
Portland, OR – Northwest Film Center
Rochester, NY – The Little Theater

Opens November 30

Bloomington, IN – Indiana University

MORE PRAISE FOR ‘CODED BIAS’

“EXPLOSIVE.”
—Zoe, Zorka, The Source

Coded Bias is an eye-opening and important film that calls attention to a movement of resistance led by badass female data scientists and grassroots organizations examining an important civil liberties matter.”
– John Fink, The Film Stage

Coded Bias connects A.I. to racism in a way you’ve never seen.”
 – Mike Brown, Inverse

ABOUT THE FILM AND ITS NATIONAL RELEASE

The virtual launch will kick off community screenings, and a series of online conversations with scientists and citizens across the globe about the ethical use of artificial intelligence. Coded Bias had its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

The film was also an official selection SXSW 2020, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2020, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2020, San Francisco International Film Festival 2020, Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York 2020, and AFI Docs 2020 among others.

Coded Bias’s theatrical release is part of a national Science on Screen initiative, promoting scientific literacy through entertainment, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

“There is hope in this pivotal moment that people recognize that data rights are human rights,” said Shalini Kantayya, director of Coded Bias. “Look what happened when informed science meets citizen activism—IBM, Amazon and Microsoft put their racially biased surveillance technology down. And I think we need to push for legislation that will protect citizens from invasive surveillance that violate our civil rights.”

The film features groundbreaking data scientists, mathematicians and ethicists fighting to expose the threats to civil liberties posed by an increasingly data-driven, automated including:

Joy Buolamwini, Founder, Algorithmic Justice League
Cathy O’Neil, Author, Weapons of Math Destruction
Safiya Noble, Author, Algorithms of Oppression
Zeynep Tufekci, Author, Twitter and Teargas
Meredith Broussard, Author, Artificial UnIntelligence
Amy Webb, Author, The Big Nine
Virginia Eubanks, Author, Automating Inequality

More Info:

When: November 18, 2020

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