Virtual World Premiere

Following the film, watch a recorded discussion led by Culture Critic Soraya McDonald (The Undefeated) with director Marc Levin and subject Mayor Michael Tubbs.

Upon his election as mayor of Stockton, CA, in 2016, Michael Tubbs inherited one of the poorest, most violent and least literate cities in the country. Tubbs was also 26 years old, the youngest and first African American mayor of the city. This intimate portrait follows Tubbs during his term as he and others work on projects to address homelessness, universal basic income and education for at-risk youth.

A native of Stockton, Tubbs knows how street violence affects families – his father is serving a life sentence in prison. His determination to change his community started in childhood. Capturing this unique moment in history, STOCKTON ON MY MIND reveals the creative ideas and collaborative spirit Tubb brings to government, as well as the multitude of strong reactions that his leadership elicits from citizens. A hopeful story of community, leadership and love, Tubbs is an undeniable leader to have on your radar.
–Sarah Harris

Marc Levin is an award-winning, independent filmmaker dedicated to telling powerful, real stories in a unique, authentic style. He has won four Emmys®, four duPont-Columbia awards, the Peabody Award, the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, among others. Highlights include: SLAM, his breakout festival hit; BRICK CITY, the groundbreaking docu-series about the city of Newark, New Jersey and its charismatic Mayor Cory Booker; GANG WAR: BANGIN’ IN LITTLE ROCK; the Emmy®-winner THUG LIFE IN DC for HBO; CHICAGOLAND, an 8-hour docu-series for CNN and Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions, nominated for a 2014 IDA award for Best Limited Series.

One of America’s most respected filmmakers, Levin has directed with his producing partner, Daphne Pinkerson, over a dozen acclaimed documentaries for HBO, including most recently CLASS DIVIDE, winner of the DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize. He was also Executive Producer on the Emmy® Award-winning HBO documentary I AM EVIDENCE and BALTIMORE RISING, which won the Cinema Eye award for Outstanding non-fiction documentary in 2019. He recently reunited with TV journalist Bill Moyers on RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights award for Media Advocacy. Levin and filmmaker Mark Benjamin also teamed up with Robert Redford and Paul Allen to Executive Produce the Animal Planet series OCEAN WARRIORS, which won the 2017 Jackson Hole WildLife Film Festival Award for Best Limited Series.

Atiyah Robertson


Country: USA

Year: 2020

Director: Marc Levin

Producers: Cassius Michael Kim, Mike Marangu

Executive Producers: Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller

Director of Photography: Ellington Tynes

Editor: James Lester

Music: Khari Mateen

Featuring: Michael Tubbs

Running Time (minutes): 89 MIN

Language: English


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