“Free Angela” attracts star power at its premiere

Posted at 3:48 PM, Apr 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-05 15:48:42-04

Producer and actress Sidra Smith is making things happen in 2013.  She produced the documentary film “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and is now in theaters.  Smith enlisted another famous Smith to make this movie project a reality—actress and author Jada Pinkett Smith served as an executive producer.   

Jada and her husband Will Smith attended the New York premiere of “Free Angela” alongside many other famous faces.  One of the most recognized faces gracing the red carpet was that of  Angela Davis, African-American political activist and the subject of  “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.”  The documentary chronicles the manhunt, trial, and acquittal of Davis. 

Sidra Smith sat down with PIX11 Morning News anchor Sukanya Krishnan and shared her reasons for being involved with the documentary movie.  For more than 15 years she has worked in some capacity of film, documentary, television, stage and advertising.  She’s using that vast experience to enhance the youth appeal of “Free Angela.”  She states, “Angela Davis is an important American hero and icon.  She’s a living history lesson whose life is dramatic and compelling. It’s a film everyone needs to see.”

For a list of showtimes and theaters, go to  You can also visit one of these movie locations:

AMC Empire 25

234 West 42nd St., New York, NY

‎10:40am‎  ‎1:20‎  ‎4:00‎  ‎6:40‎  ‎9:25pm‎  ‎12:00am

AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9

2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY

‎10:30am‎  ‎1:00‎  ‎3:30‎  ‎6:00‎  ‎8:30‎  ‎11:00pm‎