Film Society presents a monthly documentary showcase that will take audiences on a tour of the most exciting, innovative and consciousness-raising non-fiction filmmaking being made in the world today, with in-person filmmaker appearances, panel discussions and more! Series programmed by Associate Director of Programming Marian Masone and Programming Associate Isa Cucinotta.
Filmmaker and subjects in person!
PJ Raval’s warm documentary follows three elderly gay men as they navigate their retirement years with the help of community centers, a network of friends, or a retirement home exclusively for LGBT seniors.
Special retrospective screening with filmmaker Ivy Meeropol and her father Michael Rosenberg (the Rosenberg's eldest son) in person!
Ivy Meeropol, eldest grandchild of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, explores the personal and the political stories that still surround the couple in a special retrospective screening on the 60th anniversary of their execution.
Filmmaker in person!
Partially deaf filmmaker Lindsey Dryden explores the relationship of sound and the non-hearing world in the stories of three deaf people who strive to have music in their lives. Film is subtitled. An ASL interpreter will be present for the Q&A.
Director Roger Weisberg in person!
As rising health care costs threaten to bankrupt the country, this candid and revealing documentary tackles the medical, ethical and financial challenges of containing runaway health care spending.
Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz in person for Q&A moderated by Mitchell Davis of the James Beard Foundation!
A stunning documentary exploring the intersection gourmet cuisine and music, as musician Felipe Ugarte fuses original compositions to the culinary formulas of acclaimed Spanish chef Andoni Luis Aduriz.
Filmmakers in person!
In the slums of Calcutta, children fight for their future with the help of a former attorney who empowers them to become agents for change. Together they challenge the notion that marginalization is written into their future.
Director Alex Rotaru in person for a Q&A following the show, along with some of the film's subjects!
A Shakespeare competition in Southern California that counts Kevin Spacey, Sally Field and others as alumni engages a multicultural mix of students, from gangbangers to Catholic high school girls, in team perfomances of the Bard’s plays. Director Alex Rotaru follows these students, many living on the edge, and discovers that theater can help to save lives. Proof positive that arts education is a necessity in the U.S., not a luxury. A Cinema Guild Release.
Told with stunning footage shot clandestinely over a two-year period, They Call it Myanmar provides an astonishing and intimate look inside the second most isolated country on the planet, and a people held hostage by a brutal and superstitious military regime for 48 years. A revealing talk with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Su Kyi is interwoven with extensive interviews and interactions with Burmese people from all around this wildly diverse nation.
Q&A with filmmakers Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes, Lee Sheppard (Tax Attorney and Contributing Editor, Tax Notes), and James S. Henry (Economist and Author, The Blood Bankers)!
While U.S. corporations dodge billions of dollars in income tax, seven fed-up Americans take their frustration to the streets… and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.