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On Screen/in Person: Sweet Dreams

 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.

RUN TIME: 1 hour 30 minutes

On Screen/In Person is a program of
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support
of the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the 
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation visit http://www.midatlanticarts.org.

 

On Screen/in Person: ” You Belong to Me”

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.

On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid
Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of
the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the 
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation visit http://www.midatlanticarts.org.

 

On Screen/in Person: Love Thy Nature

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 .

Run time: 1 hour 16 minutes

On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation visit http://www.midatlanticarts.org.

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

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.

Run Time: 64 minutes
On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation visit http://www.midatlanticarts.org.

On Screen/in Person: Real Boy

Director Shaleece Haas
Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/134142788

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.

On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation visit http://www.midatlanticarts.org.

On Screen/in Person: States of Grace

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.

Run time: 2 hours 14 minutes

On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation visit http://www.midatlanticarts.org.

On Screen/in Person: Real Boy

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
.

 1 hour 12 minutes

 On
Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made
possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the
Arts. For more information on the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation visit
http://www.midatlanticarts.org.