CAMERAPERSON is a unique nonfiction film that tackles the thorny questions of permission, power, creative ambition, and human obligation that come with filming the lives of others. The film tells the story of the 25-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson exclusively through the footage she has captured during the filmmaking process, creating a mosaic of images and moments that form a portrait of an artist in constant struggle with her position inside the creative process. CAMERAPERSON is at once dramatic and contemplative, a beautiful nonfiction autobiography deeply shaped by experience. In English, Arabic, Bosnian, and Dari with English subtitles
Wed, May 4, 2016 7:00 PM
Thu, May 5, 2016 8:45 PM
KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE
In 1974, television host Christine Chubbuck committed suicide on air at a Sarasota, Florida, news station. Widely considered the first televised suicide in history, the story and facts behind the event remain mostly unknown. In Robert Greene’s KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE, actress Kate Lyn Sheil is cast in a “stylized cheap ‘70s soap opera” version of Christine’s story and undertakes an investigation into the mysteries and meanings behind her tragic demise. Greene and Sheil have created a powerful nonfiction collaboration, where performance and reality blur into a dizzying exploration of the ways that cinema can confront the unknowable.
Fri, May 6, 2016 8:15 PM
Sat, May 7, 2016 3:45 PM
The family farm, once the essential source of food production in this country, has all but disappeared from the national landscape, creating an irreplaceable cultural void in the social fabric of American life. The award-winning writer and teacher Wendell Berry, heir to a small Kentucky farm, has created a body of work dedicated to preserving the beauty of life and labor in quiet, rural places. In her gorgeous, contemplative examination of Berry’s ideas, director Laura Dunn traces the distance between the reality of modern, corporate farming and the remnants of a vanishing way of life.
Sat, May 7, 2016 12:00 PM
Sun, May 8, 2016 12:30 PM
On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand. Combining archival footage with dynamic rotoscopic images, the award-winning TOWER reveals the tense, untold stories of the witnesses, heroes, and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.
Fri, May 6, 2016 6:30 PM
Sat, May 7, 2016 9:15 PM
After a humiliating exit from political life, Anthony Weiner reentered the public arena with an ambitious run for mayor of New York. But what began as a hopeful opportunity to redeem himself to his family and voters quickly spiraled out of control as new sexting allegations came to light and a media frenzy formed around his campaign. Allowing unbelievable access to filmmakers Josh Kriegman (former Weiner aide) and Elyse Steinberg, the Sundance awardwinning WEINER is a captivating must-see that weaves through the spectacle, campaign maneuvers, public meltdowns, and private moments for a uniquely honest and entertaining story.