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They Ain't Ready for Me

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Virtual Screening Details:

Streaming Timeframe: Thurs. March 11, 6pm - Sun. March 14, 6pm (sales end 2 hrs before; no grace period after 72-hour timeframe expires)
Available for Viewing throughout the United States

Zoom Conversation: Sun. March 14, 4pm with Director Brad Rothschild (link emailed 1 hour before)
How to Watch? Read our Streaming FAQs Page

About The Film

This moving and timely documentary tells the story of Tamar Manasseh, an African American rabbinical student and fearless community leader who is combating gun violence on the South Side of Chicago, holding vigil on a street corner every afternoon. Her magnetic personality and self-assured energy make her and her organization MASK (Mothers Against Senseless Killings) a force to be reckoned with. THEY AIN'T READY FOR ME explores the complex identity and motivations of an extraordinary person who is both Jewish and black, and how these intersecting identities offer a road map for addressing one of America's most urgent crises.

Guest Bio

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Director Brad Rothschild is an award winning producer and writer with both a creative and a business background. He received a Masters in International Affairs and a Masters in Business Administration, both from Columbia University. From 1995-1997, he served as the speechwriter and director of communications for the Mission of Israel to the United Nations. Previous films include producer for KINDERBLOCK 66: RETURN TO BUCHENWALD, director for AFRICAN EXODUS, and TREE MAN.



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Film Details:

Director: Brad Rothschild
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 89m
Year: 2019
Genre: Genre
Official Website

Rating/Warning: PG


  • Black Jews
  • Chicago
  • Community
  • Community Organizing
  • Jewish Holidays
  • Mothers
  • Violence
  • Volunteers