The Force (2017 film)

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The Force
The Force poster.jpg
Directed byPeter Nicks
Written byLinda Davis
Lawrence Lerew
Peter Nicks
StarringSean Whent
Libby Schaaf
Release date
  • January 22, 2017 (2017-01-22) (Sundance)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Force is a 2017 documentary film directed by Peter Nicks. The documentary describes two years of efforts by the Oakland Police Department to implement reforms against police misconduct and scandals, at a time of growing social unrest, protests demanding increased police accountability, and ongoing federal oversight.[1][2][3] The film won the Documentary Directing Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival[4][5] and a Golden Gate Award at the 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival.[5]


  1. ^ "'The Force' Documentary Reframes Community Policing Narrative". Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  2. ^ Dargis, Manohla (2017-09-21). "Review: 'The Force' Follows the Oakland Police From Crisis to Crisis". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  3. ^ Hartlaub, Peter (13 September 2017). "'Force' a bold and honest tour of Oakland police drama". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  4. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (2017-02-01). "Sundance Film Review: 'The Force'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  5. ^ a b The Force, retrieved 2017-09-24

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