Black Cop


Sunday, Nov. 5 at 8:30pm
Tivoli Theatre

It’s not easy being a black cop: Your community doesn’t trust you, your colleagues are wary of you, and everyone assumes you hate NWA. And when the world is on edge waiting for a grand-jury verdict on a high-profile police case involving an unarmed youth, all eyes are on you. For one black cop (Ronnie Rowe), who’s already pulled between duty and moral obligation, the situation only worsens when he is profiled by his colleagues when off-duty. Nearly killed by his fellow cops, he’s finally pushed over the edge. Armed with the power of his badge, stoked by an antagonizing radio show, and motivated by some good old-fashioned rage, he embarks on a vendetta, targeting the community that justifies his colleagues. A hyperactive satire by Cory Bowles — a cast member and frequent director of the popular Netflix series “Trailer Park Boys” — “Black Cop” provocatively explores the charged intersection of race, law enforcement, and social media.

91 min.

Directed by

Cory Bowles

Film Category

Race in America: The Black Experience


With director Bowles.

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