ALL SHOWS 7 pm
Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Dreamcatcher by Kim Longinotto
Dreamcatcher is a vivid portrait of Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute, who helps women and young girls break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation. The film lays bare the hidden violence that devastates the lives of young women, their families, and the communities where they live. It is Brenda’s unflinching intervention that turns these desperate lives around. Special Guest Producer Wilfred Spears!
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE
Black Women’s History Month
The Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish filmmakers, after languishing in a basement of a TV station for 30 years, into an irresistible mosaic of images, music, and narration chronicling the evolution one of our nation's most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement. Featuring candid interviews with the movement's most explosive revolutionary minds, including Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Stokely Carmichael, and Kathleen Cleaver, the film explores the community, people and radical ideas of the movement. Music by Questlove and Om'Mas Keit.
ALWAYS IN SEASON
Black History Month – an Indie Lens Pop-Up Event!
Always in Season by Jackie Olive
Always in Season is the powerful story of four American communities, where descendants of the victims and perpetrators of lynching are working together to heal a violent history. Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with fifteen years of experience in journalism and film. Her debut feature documentary, Always in Season, premiered in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency.
ONE CHILD NATION
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
One Child Nation, Nanfu Wang
Soul-baring and furious, Sundance US Grand Jury prize-winning documentary “One Child Nation” takes a powerful, unflinching look at China’s present through its past. The main subject is the decades-old policy that the country embraced in the late 1970s to limit population growth. Nanfu Wang is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in New York. Wang’s feature debut, Hooligan Sparrow was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award for best documentary feature.
MISS SHARON JONES
Women’s History Month/Music Appreciation Month
Miss Sharon Jones by Barbara Kopple
Two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple follows the soul singer Sharon Jones from the moment she is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer to her first performance after her recovery. The inspirational story follows soul queen Sharon Jones during the most courageous year of her life as she battles life-threatening illness and triumphantly returns to center stage. Filmmaker Barbara Kopple has won two Academy Awards, the first in 1976 for Harlan County, USA, about a Kentucky miners' strike, and the second in 1991 for American Dream, the story of the Hormel Foods strike in Austin, Minnesota.
(TO BE ANNOUNCED)
Pride Month Special Screening!