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2009–2010 Contemporary Documentaries

Synopsis:

2009–2010 Contemporary Documentaries
A SURVEY OF OUTSTANDING RECENT WORK IN THE DOCUMENTARY FIELD PART TWO: MARCH 24 TO JUNE 9, 2010

Wednesday, March 24th at 7 p.m.

THE WITNESS – FROM THE BALCONY OF ROOM 306
Directed by Adam Pertofsky
On April 4, 1968, the Reverend Samuel “Billy” Kyles stood beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel and bore witness to his brutal assassination. “The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306” is a poignant retelling of a crucial turning point in the civil rights movement and a vibrant reminder of Dr. King’s impact on the movement and our nation. 35mm. 32 mins. Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject

TROUBLE THE WATER
Directed and produced by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal
“Trouble the Water” is a redemptive tale of two self-described street hustlers who survive Hurricane Katrina and then seize a chance for a new beginning. 35mm. 96 mins. Academy Award nominee: Documentary Feature



Wednesday, April 7th at 7 p.m.

THE FINAL INCH
Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky
Following American survivors and Indian vaccinators, “The Final Inch” tracks the massive mission to eradicate the world’s most forgotten disease: polio. The stories of those working in the poorest corners of our planet challenge our most basic assumptions about disease, poverty and health as a human right. Digital. 38 mins. Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject

THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Directed by Dilip Mehta
“The Forgotten Woman” aims to bring about an understanding of the destitution and marginalization of many of the millions of widows in India today, who are forced by age-old traditions to live out their remaining years isolated and shunned from the society at large. 35mm. 90 mins.



Wednesday, April 21st at 7 p.m.

DOWNSTREAM
FUEL



Wednesday, May 5th at 7 p.m.

AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR
THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY



Wednesday, May 19th at 7 p.m.

VIVA LA CAUSA
I.O.U.S.A



Wednesday, May 26th at 7 p.m.

THE CONSCIENCE OF NHEM EN
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE



Wednesday, June 9th at 7 p.m.

TONGZHI IN LOVE THE BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON)


Where:
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

Directions, Parking & Theater Policies
All seating is unreserved.

Contact Info (310) 247-3600

Tickets:
Admission is free, no tickets required.

Tickets on sale February 3 at 9 a.m. PT online, in person at the Academy Box Office, or by mail.



 

Genre:

Documentary 

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