2011–2012 Contemporary Documentaries Part Two
Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m.
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
Directed by Banksy
In the world of guerrilla street art, a young videographer named Thierry Guetta attempts to document the work of some of the renegade movement’s best-known practitioners. When his intentions are questioned, however, by the artist known only as Banksy, the tables are turned as Banksy seizes control of the film and makes Guetta and his obsession its subject. 35mm. 87 mins. Academy Award nominee: Documentary Feature
Directed by Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost
In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, "Catfish" is a story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue. 35mm. 88 mins.
Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m.
Directed by Sara Nesson
Former cheerleader and ARMY magazine cover subject Robynn Murray deals with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder following her return from Iraq. Digital. 38 mins. Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject
Producer Mitchell Block will be present for a Q&A after the screening.
KILLING IN THE NAME
Directed by Jed Rothstein
Since his wedding day, when a suicide bomber killed 27 members of his family, Ashraf has devoted his life to opposing terrorism within the Muslim community. Digital. 39 mins. Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject
Co–producer Jessica Van Garsse will be present for a Q&A after the screening.
QUEST FOR HONOR
Directed by Mary Ann Smothers Bruni
In Iraqi Kurdistan, the practice of "honor killing" persists and is often condoned or ignored by local officials. Runak Faraj, the head of the Women's Media Center in Suleymaniyah, Iraq, searches for the truth behind the death of a widow at odds with her husband's family, while a second shooting injures a woman who has fled from her family to a safe house. Digital. 66 mins.
Producer/director Mary Ann Bruni will be present for a Q&A after the screening.
Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m.
LIVING FOR 32
ONE THOUSAND PICTURES: RFK'S LAST JOURNEY
THIS WAY OF LIFE
Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m.
THE WARRIORS OF QIUGANG
Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m.
GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD
WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE
Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m.
CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER
JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK