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... And Then There's Anthony Palmer

In between soulful and fierce performances, Chicago blues guitar hero Anthony Palmer reflects on his life as a career sideman and his frustrations with the music industry.
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¡Gaytino! Made in America

Mariachi to Merman. Sondheim to Cesar Chavez. Decades of Mexican-American/Chicano and LGBTQ history intersect from a personal perspective in story and song. Touching, provocative and hilarious, Dan Guerrero brings his solo play to the screen after nationwide critically acclaimed performances. Follow Guerrero's remarkable life journey from 1950's East LA to New York’s Great White Way in the 60s and 70s and back to Hollywood. The autobiographical is driven by Dan’s lifelong friendship with late Chicano visual artist Carlos Almaraz and by Dan’s father, Chicano music legend, Lalo Guerrero. His story travels through decades of Mexican-American history and the gay experience from a unique and personal perspective. Touching, provocative, hilarious and absolutely one-of-a-kind, Dan Guerrero brings his two fascinating worlds together in a riveting solo performance.
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A Home Called Nebraska

In 2016, during the world’s largest refugee crisis since WWII, conservative, mid-western Nebraska resettled more refugees per capita than any other state. With bigotry and racism on the rise and America’s refugee resettlement program hanging by a thread, “A Home Called Nebraska” is the surprising, emotional story of mid-western welcome, unlikely friendships and a re-vitalized American Dream.
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A Q&A with Bryan Cogman: Writer/Producer of “Game of Thrones”

Bryan Cogman has an overall deal at Amazon Studios where he's developing content exclusively for the streaming platform's television network. He was a Consulting Producer on Amazon's highly-anticipated Lord of the Rings television series and is currently developing his own show for the streaming network. Before inking his deal with Amazon, Bryan was a Co-Executive Producer and Writer on the HBO megahit, Game of Thrones. He started on the show as a Staff Writer during its first season and quickly worked his way up the ranks by the final season, which was released this past spring. Bryan has won multiple Emmys for his work on the show, earning his fourth and final Game of Thrones Emmy at the most recent 2019 awards ceremony. Bryan has written various episodes of Game of Thrones as well as the book Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Seasons 1 & 2, which was prefaced by the story's creator, George R.R. Martin. Bryan has also written feature films, including a live-action remake of Disney's The
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A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem

Football and feminism collide in this feature documentary that follows two former NFL cheerleaders who file class-action lawsuits against their teams and the league alleging wage theft and illegal employment practices. After more than 50 years of pervasive silence, these young women expose the gender inequality at the heart of America’s favorite pastime, while facing exile from their communities and the job they love. Their fight is a microcosm of the battle women wage across all industries today.
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Acid Horizon

Climate change is changing the chemistry of the Earth's oceans. As man-made carbon dioxide causes global warming, it's also filtering down into the seas, causing Ocean Acidification. Ocean Acidification has caused mass extinctions in the Earth's past, and could destroy the largest habitat on Earth — the deep sea. Dr. Erik Cordes believes that Lophelia — a species of deep sea coral — is adapting to acidification and may hold secrets to survival in an acidic future. Erik embarks upon a voyage to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico to collect valuable Lophelia samples. For the sake of future generations, Erik confronts danger on the Research Vessel Atlantis and diving in the Alvin Submersible. He's getting closer to finding the 'Supercoral' — but is he too late to make a difference?
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Acuitzeramo

Salvador, a gay Mexican elder who has lost his partner of 15 years, calls his partner's estranged son, Anthony, to tell him of his father's passing. Unaware of their relationship, Anthony travels from Chicago to a small rural town in Mexico to attend his father's funeral.  As family secrets are exposed, identities and perceptions are challenged.
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Alan Magee: Art is Not a Solace

We live in a time of great political and environmental turmoil — events that have shaped the work of artist Alan Magee. He explores the darker aspects of human nature and behavior that most of us would choose to ignore, while also celebrating the beauty he finds in the natural world. This film examines the ways in which art can address some of the greatest challenges that we face as a society — social injustice and violence, the increasing threats to our democracy, and the urgency of speaking truth to power.
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All Boys Die

In the world of 2068, all boys die at puberty. Oscar’s mom strives to fulfill his last wish the day his voice cracks.
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Alpharaoh

A stirring autobiographical account of an undocumented American performing artist as he shares his life in his highly-successful one-man show "WET: A DACAmented Journey" while taking the show on a national tour. Through Alpharaoh's story, the film shines light into what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except for one: on paper.
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Amaterasu

"Amaterasu" is based on an ancient Japanese tale about the sun goddess, Amaterasu, and her stormy relationship with her brother Susanowo. The sets and marionettes in this film are made of found objects.
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An Evening with Marc Shaiman

Join us for “An Evening with Marc Shaiman” — part performance, part music master class, part stories from the movies and Broadway, and ALL entertaining! You won’t want to miss this celebration of music in the movies from the master musician and composer himself! Marc Shaiman has worked with and composed music for the “who’s who” of Hollywood and Broadway and has created the soundtrack of dozens of our favorite films and musicals! He is going to take you on a musical journey behind the scenes of some of his biggest smash hits! MARC SHAIMAN, award-winning composer, lyricist, orchestrator and musician, has successfully created music for TV, film and theater since entering show business at the age of 16 in 1976. Recently, Marc co-wrote the songs and composed the score for director Rob Marshall and Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns", the film sequel to the classic film “Mary Poppins”. For his work on the film, Marc was nominated for a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award, and two
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An Impossible Love

At the end of the 1950s, Rachel (Virginie Efira), a young office clerk living in a provincial town, meets Philippe (Niels Schneider), a well-educated man from a wealthy family. They share an intense but short-lived romance, from which a daughter is born. Over the next 50 years, their lives will be shaped by the unconditional love between a mother and her daughter, overshadowed by the impossible love of a woman for a man that rejects her, and of a daughter for an absent and abusive father. ?Based on the acclaimed novel by Christine Angot.
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And The Brave Shall Rise

In the wake of the high school shootings in Parkland, Florida, concerned citizens travel by bus to the State Capitol to debate legislators about an urgent issue: Gun Reform. A community for change is created during the next election, rooted in the newfound strength of a movement led by stay-at-home moms, one of whom decides to run for public office for the first time in honor of her baby boy and in memory of the fallen children.
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And Then We Danced

A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, "And Then We Danced" follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli — gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak — throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family.
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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. Third in a trilogy that includes "Manufactured Landscapes" (2006) and "Watermark" (2013), the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama desert, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using high end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At th
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Ashes to Ashes

Winfred Rembert, the only living survivor of a lynching, a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist, develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. Together, their journeys of healing, joy, and sorry intertwine.
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Audience Choice FESTIVAL FAVORITE TBA

The Audience Choice winners will be announced at the Awards Brunch early Sunday morning, March 1st. Tickets will be available at that time.
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