Some of the most inventive, entertaining, informative, heartwarming and important cinema is created in short form. This year, due to length, the Best Documentary Short nominees are being presented in two separate programs. In total there are five short documentary films, three in Program A, and two in Program B. Patrons who wish to see both programs, and do not already qualify for a Senior or Student discount, will be given the opportunity to claim that discount by purchasing tickets for both programs at our box office in a single transaction. This discount is not available online. Both documentary programs are rated R for violence, drug use and language, and all films are in English. The total running time of Program A is 102 minutes.
In June 2015, a 26-year-old African-American elementary school teacher named Breaion King was pulled over by a white police officer for a routine traffic stop. The incident escalated into a violent arrest, followed by a conversation about race in America between King and another white officer while he drove her to the station. Directed by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner. Directed by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner. USA. 30 minutes.
Edith + Eddie
In 2014, 96-year-old Edith Hill and 95-year-old Eddie Harrison are married, unconcerned that one is African American and the other is white. The newlyweds are forced apart, however, when one of Edith’s daughters, unhappy about the relationship, forces her mother to leave her Virginia home and move to Florida. Directed by Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright. USA. 29 minutes.
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Artist Mindy Alper has spent almost all of her 56 years combating severe depression and anxiety, using medication, electroconvulsive therapy and psychiatry to help her. Art has always been her most effective outlet, with drawing and sculpture offering her the tools to give voice to her fears and mental battles. Directed by Frank Stiefel. USA. 40 minutes.
Wednesday, February 21 at 12pm and 7pm