Robert Mugge's Amateur Night at City Hall Screening

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Frank Rizzo in the passenger seat
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 8:30pm

 

Amateur Night At City Hall (1978, 75 min), director Robert Mugge's award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary film that carefully chronicles the meteoric rise of Frank L. Rizzo from a cop on the beat, to law-and-order Police Commissioner, to Mayor of America's fourth-largest city. A historical gem, the film illustrates critical events in Rizzo's controversial career while capturing the essence of Philadelphia's reputation as a city of neighborhoods.

Watch/Listen: In Philadelphia on Xfinity TV channels 66/966HD, Fios TV channels 29/30, streaming live, Worldwide on Roku and Apple TV.

 

A Live Panel Discussion, Healing Our City: Unpacking and Undoing the Harm of the Rizzo Administration — A Conversation with Movement Leaders, will air live at noon, Thursday, January 20.

Watch/Listen: In Philadelphia on Xfinity TV channels 66/966HD, Fios TV channels 29/30, streaming live, with an audio simulcast on WPPM 106.5 FM. Worldwide on Roku, Apple TV.

The panel discussion will be rebroadcast on PhillyCAM TV this evening at 9:45 PM.

 

This screening is part of Philadelphia Stories RETROSPECTIVE: A 20th Anniversary Look Back, celebrating an ambitious television series that aired on WYBE TV 35 for eight seasons from 2001 to 2011 and chronicled Philadelphia through the eyes of independent filmmakers and community storytellers.