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 B is 82 minutes.
Huntington, West Virginia, known as the overdose capital of America, sees an average of five to seven deaths from drug overdoses every day. Three women — a fire chief, a drug court judge and the head of an outreach ministry — are attempting to take back their community by using compassion to break the cycle of despair and addiction. Directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon. USA. 39 minutes.
In 2013, restaurateur Brandon Chrostowski is about to launch Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute in Cleveland. Aiming to become the best traditional French restaurant in America, the Edwins eatery is staffed primarily with men and women recently released from prison, who have only six weeks to learn the skills that will better their lives and propel the new venture to success. Directed by Thomas Lennon. USA. 40 minutes.
Thursday, February 22 at 12pm and 7pm