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2009–2010 Contemporary Documentaries Part One

Synopsis:

2009–2010 Contemporary Documentaries

A survey of outstanding recent work in the documentary field Part one: September 30th to December 9th, 2009

The 28th annual Contemporary Documentaries series is a showcase for feature-length and short documentaries drawn from the 2008 Academy Award® nominations, including the winners, as well as other important and innovative films considered by the Academy that year.

All films in the series screen at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., except for the IMAX presentations on December 9. The filmmakers will be present at screenings whenever possible. Admission for all screenings is free.


Wednesday, September 30th at 7 p.m.

MAN ON WIRE
Directed by James Marsh
In 1974, Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York’s twin towers, in a feat that became known as “the artistic crime of the century.” Petit and some of his co-conspirators recall this extraordinary adventure in this Oscar®-winning documentary. 35mm. 94 mins. Academy Award winner: Documentary Feature


IN A DREAM
Directed by Jeremiah Zagar
Over the past four decades, artist Isaiah Zagar has covered Philadelphia with mosaic murals. “In a Dream” chronicles this work and his tumultuous relationship with his wife, as a new chapter in their life unfolds. Digital. 78 mins.



Wednesday, October 7th at 7 p.m.

THE GARDEN
Directed and produced by Scott Hamilton Kennedy
In response to the 1992 L.A. riots, the South Central Farmers started a 14-acre community garden as a form of healing. As this film unfolds, the future of the garden hangs in the balance as developers look to bulldoze the area. 35mm. 80 mins. Academy Award nominee: Documentary Feature


CRIPS AND BLOODS: MADE IN AMERICA
Directed by Stacy Peralta
Tracing the origins, rise and four-decades-long feud of two Los Angeles gangs, “Crips and Bloods: Made in America” (previously titled “Made in America”) gives viewers unprecedented access into a little understood world. Current and former gang members offer street-level testimony that paints a stark portrait of life in South Central L.A. Digital. 93 mins.



Wednesday, October 21st at 7 p.m.

ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
FLOW




Wednesday, November 4th at 7 p.m.

DAVID McCULLOUGH: PAINTING WITH WORDS
GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS




Wednesday, November 11th at 7 p.m.

BLESSED IS THE MATCH: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HANNAH SENESH
PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL




Wednesday, December 9th at 7 p.m.

WILD OCEAN
HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU

**At the IMAX Theater, California Science Center



When
Wednesday evenings, through December 9, at 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028


IMAX Theater
California Science Center / Exposition Park
39th Street & Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037


Tickets
Admission is free; tickets are not required.


Official Academy Webpage


 

Genre:

Documentary