June 22 – DOCUMENTARY FILMS
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Your DAY PASS will include:
Two (2) Documentary Film Collections. One (1) Feature Documentary & Eight (8) Short Films. Total Viewing Time: 4.31 Hours.
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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – 10AM-10PM (On Demand)
THE STORY OF PLASTIC - 1 HOUR 29 MINS
Description: Depicting a world rapidly becoming overrun with toxic material, THE STORY OF PLASTIC brings into focus an alarming, man-made crisis. Striking footage, original animations, and archival material combine in this timely documentary to point to the disastrous impact of the manufacture and use of plastics, shedding new light on a pressing global challenge that threatens the life expectancy of animals, humans, and Earth itself.
DOCUMENTARY COLLECTION 1 – 11:ooAM, 5:00PM | Audience Q&A: 6:30PM.
ON TASK - 6 min 57 sec
Description: A young high school teacher pushes himself and his students to work for their success.
ALEX'S BIGGEST RACE - 14 MIN 15 SEC
Description: A brain cancer diagnosis gives Alex Klose 18 months to live. Then he brings his high school swim relay team back together after 20 years to prepare for his biggest race yet.
Short, Documentary, Drama
In the Same Direction: Jeff Pifher & Socrates’ Trial - 17 MIN
Description: From the inception of a musical idea, through the recording process and live performance, this short documentary tells the story of Jeff Pifher and his band Socrates’ Trial and their idea of what jazz can be today.
ARCHIE: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY - 28 MIN 34 SEC
Description: During his 47-year career with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Archie Avedisian was a disrupter long before the term became cache. But rather than move fast and break things, Archie moved fast and built communities. He integrated clubs during the era of segregation, introduced clubs to the DC housing projects during the crack cocaine crisis, and brought girls into his boys’ clubs long before the national organization was ready to do that. This biography follows Archie’s career through his retirement in Gaithersburg, MD, and holds lessons today for bringing communities together even in our modern-day divided society.
Short, Documentary, Drama
OURS TO TELL - 17 MIN 15 SEC
Description: Without shame and without fear “Ours to Tell” depicts four people who share their stories and walk in their truth. By owning the lives they choose, what unfolds is an unfiltered and poetic demonstration of how the right to access abortion acts as a dynamic turning point in an individual’s journey to freedom and self love. Each with different perspectives and experiences, the film’s subjects — Brittany, Hannah, Nick and Ylonda — take us inside their worlds, their families, their souls and boldly illustrate the beauty and power of bodily autonomy. As we watch, listen and love each storyteller, we also bear witness to a chilling reality: The fundamental freedom to own our body and future has never been more uncertain than it is today.
Short, Documentary, Biographical
DOCUMENTARY COLLECTION 2 – 1:ooPM, 7:15PM | Audience Q&A: 8:45PM
The Tragic Irony of Meleanie Hain - 20 MIN
Description: In 2008, a woman open-carried a handgun to a five year-old’s soccer game in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, causing a ruckus. The sheriff took away her permit; she sued and won. One year later, her jealous and estranged husband shot her seven times while she was flirting on Skype with one of the open-carry advocates who came to her trial, then shot himself, leaving 3 toddlers behind.
REMAINS - 22 MIN
Description: In the depths of a Vietnamese jungle, a team of archaeologists and U.S. service members search for the body of a U.S. soldier missing since The Vietnam War.
INTO THE DARK - 15 min 36 sec
Description: Battling subzero temperatures and forty-foot seas, a team of scientists embark on a perilous winter expedition into the darkest regions of the Arctic. Their mission: to understand how trace amounts of light may be radically altering the mysterious world of the polar night. What they discover has implications for the global climate and the future of the Arctic.
*The science featured in the film is now a feature publication in National Geographic as well as an article in the Journal Nature (Communications Biology): https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/03/climate-change-arctic-light-pollution-marine-life/