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On Screen/in Person: States of Grace

Apr 17

On Screen/in Person: States of Grace 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

States of Grace intimately captures the transformation of a revered physician, pioneering AIDS specialist Dr. Grace Dammann, and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. After seven weeks in a coma and a dozen surgeries, Grace miraculously awakened with her cognitive abilities intact, though her body was left shattered. The film follows her return home to the Buddhist community where she and her partner Nancy "Fu" Schroeder live with their teenage daughter Sabrina in this inspiring portrait of devotion, trust, and resilience. There will be a Q&A with director Mark Lipman following the screening.

Free Event


Mar 6

On Screen/in Person: Real Boy 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

REAL BOY is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. Navigating the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child's transition. As tension mounts at home, Bennett is taken in by his idol, Joe Stevens, the lead singer of the alt-Americana band, Coyote Grace. Exploring how our search for personal identity also involves those closest to us, REAL BOY is a nuanced look at the new American family and the people we turn to when our given families are unavailable. There will be a post screening Q&A with the director Shaleece Haas.

Free Event


On Screen/in Person: Hilleman - A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children

Feb 13

On Screen/in Person: Hilleman - A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

The Twentieth-Century was a dangerous time to be young. Before vaccines, there were a multitude of diseases that too often kept children from reaching even their teenage years. From the throws of that environment, Dr. Maurice Hilleman would emerge to lead a revolution in vaccine innovation and save many millions of young lives each year. But after being forced to retire at the height of his productivity in 1985, Hilleman watched as one company after another began to abandon vaccine research. When parents began choosing not to vaccinate their children in the 1990s the cruel irony became clear; Hilleman's unprecedented successes had allowed us to forget just how devastating childhood diseases could be. There will be a post screening Q&A with the director Donald Rayne Mitchell.

Free Event


On Screen/in Person: Love Thy Nature

Nov 9

On Screen/in Person: Love Thy Nature 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Neeson is the voice of Homo Sapiens - our collective humankind - who, in the past few thousand years, has come to believe that we are separate from nature. Through Sapiens' journey, the film reveals how a connection with nature ignites a sense of meaning and wonder so profound that it touches the very core of what it means to be human. Interweaving mesmerizing imagery and interview footage, Love Thy Nature is a guided tour of our relationship with nature that proposes new approaches to a sustainable future. There will be a post screening Q&A with the director Sylvie Rokab .

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Oct 17

On Screen/in Person: " You Belong to Me 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

On August 3, 1952, Ruby McCollum, an African-American woman, shot and killed the prominent white doctor and State Senator-elect C. L. Adams in Live Oak, Florida. Exploring a case that has haunted jurors and prosecutors for decades, YOU BELONG TO ME, Sex, Race and Murder in the South unveils hidden practices, exposing the truth of what it meant to be an African-American in the Jim Crow South, and examining the long road to healing. There will be a post screening Q&A with the producer Jude Hagin.

Free Event


On Screen/in Person: Sweet Dreams

Sep 22

On Screen/in Person: Sweet Dreams 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Rwanda's first and only all women's drum troupe, Ingoma Nshya, offers a place of support, healing and reconciliation. When the group decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs to open Rwanda's first ever ice cream shop, these remarkable women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. SWEET DREAMS interweaves heart-wrenching stories of tragedy with powerful examples of hope and resilience to present a moving portrait of a country in transition. There will be a Q&A with Co-Directors Lisa Fruchtman and Rob Fruchtman following the screening.

Free Event


On Screen In Person: Deaf Jam

Apr 11

On Screen In Person: Deaf Jam 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Illuminating the extraordinary power of American Sign Language (ASL) poetry, Deaf Jam is story of Aneta Brodski's bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. When Aneta, a deaf Israeli immigrant high school student, makes an extraordinary connection with a hearing Palestinian slam poet, they transcend personal and political divisions to generate a new form of poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the deaf.

Free Event


On Screen In Person: REBEL

Mar 7

On Screen In Person: REBEL 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

One of the thousand women said to have fought in the Civil War, Loreta Janeta Velazquez altered her sex, ethnicity, and identity in order to become a Confederate soldier spy and double agent for the Union, only to be dismissed as a hoax after revealing her story in her scandalous 1876 memoir, The Woman in Battle. REBEL is a detective story about a woman, a myth, and the politics of national memory.

Free Event


On Screen In Person: The Winding Stream

Feb 12

On Screen In Person: The Winding Stream 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

The Winding Stream tells the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and the Cashes, tracing the influence of their music from the 1920s through the present day, and how a seemingly unlikely young man named Johnny Cash would be the one to lift up the Carter legacy from obscurity. An intimate account of reciprocity and love, The Winding Stream features interviews and performances with roots music practitioners, including one of the last interviews ever granted by Johnny Cash.

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On Screen In Person: Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos

Nov 5

On Screen In Person: Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

In her more than 60 years as a groundbreaking artist, Miriam Beerman has overcome loss and tragedy to inspire friends, family, and fans about how to remain defiant, creative and strong. Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos is the retrospective of a remarkable career and the profile of an artist whose personal demons and empathy for human suffering colored a lifetime of her work.

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On Screen In Person: Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story

Oct 16

On Screen In Person: Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story 

Wilson Auditorium - 7 PM

In December 2012, Olivia Zinnah died of complications from a rape injury caused when she was seven years old. After filmmaker Jessica Vale became personally involved with Olivia and her mother while working on another project in Monrovia, Liberia, her quest to film them became a mission of hope and medical help in a country where rape is the number one crime, and the majority of the victims are children.

Free Event


On Screen In Person: Foreign Puzzle

Sep 25

On Screen In Person: Foreign Puzzle 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Foreign Puzzle follows dancer and choreographer Sharon Marroquin as she endures intensive breast cancer treatments and explores her fear of death through the creation of a 90 minute dance titled, “The Materiality of Impermanence.” The dance becomes Sharon’s only outlet, allowing her to escape the daily pressures of the disease and life as a single working parent, and shapes her perceptions about life as she fights to heal her body and mind.

Free Event


On Screen In Person: Tie it Into My Hand

Apr 13

On Screen In Person: Tie it Into My Hand 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

At once entertaining and deeply insightful, Tie It Into My Hand is an unprecedented look at the life of an artist, told entirely through interviews with pre-eminent directors, filmmakers, visual artists, writers and performers, including Alan Cumming, Barbara Hammer, and Harold Bloom, among many others. The filmmaker sets his interactions with the artists in the context of a fake violin lesson while using his personal struggle to play the violin despite a chronic hand injury as the catalyst for dialogue.

Free Event


On Screen in Person: Still Dreaming

Mar 5

On Screen in Person: Still Dreaming 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Still Dreaming follows a group of elderly entertainers living at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New York and a pair of young directors hired to stage an in-house performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As the once-celebrated performers struggle with Alzheimer's, dementia, and physical disabilities, the play’s themes of perception, reality and memory take on new relevance and poignancy. There will be a post screening Q&A with the co-directors Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson.

Free Event


On Screen in Person: Rebels With a Cause

Feb 9

On Screen in Person: Rebels With a Cause 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Rebels With A Cause explores how a handful of politically savvy activists fought to protect San Francisco's Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area from the threat of sprawl and over-development at a time when California was the nation's fastest-growing state. Their efforts set new precedents for protecting open space and helped shape the environmental movement as we know it today. There will be a post screening Q&A with the director Nancy Kelly.

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