Art of the Real Nov 14
- $13 General Public
- $9 Students & Seniors
- $8 Members
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.
Present your ticket to any Art of the Real screening at Indie Food & Wine in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and receive a special 10% discount!
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.Read more »
Sunday, June 234:00pm
When an energy company chooses Nantucket Sound as the site for the first proposed offshore wind farm in the U.S., the traditional lines are quickly blurred and the usual suspects end up in unusual camps. With humor and tenacity, filmmakers John Kirby and Robbie Gemmel untangle the threads and put 10 years of arguments into perspective. Political activism and good documentary filmmaking live on!Read more »
Filmmakers in person for Q&A!
Stacy Head, an outspoken, politically incorrect white woman, is running for reelection to city council in a predominantly black district with the help of her magnetic black political advisor Barbara Lacen-Keller in this exploration of race and politics in post-Katrina New Orleans.Read more »
Thursday, September 195:30pm
Director Joe Berlinger in person for Q&A!
With extraordinary access, Oscar-nominated director Joe Berlinger talks to former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson about the 2008 near collapse of the global economy and his efforts to pull it back from the brink.Read more »
Tuesday, October 155:30pm
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.Read more »
Wednesday, June 265:30pm
Directors Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson in person!
This decade-long cinema verité project affords a rare inside look at the DC political process as lawmakers negotiate one of the biggest issues of our national identity: immigration.Read more »
Tuesday, February 126:30pm
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.Read more »
Wednesday, April 175:30pm
Work in progress screening followed by a Q&A with director Jim Bruce, Jim Grant (Grant's Interest Rate Observer), and Richard Sylla (NYU's Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets)!
Jim Bruce’s engrossing documentary brings you behind the scenes in the decision-making processes of the Federal Reserve chairmen over the decades through extensive interviews with Fed officials, economists, historians and traders. After the 2008 financial crisis, has anything really changed?Read more »
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.Read more »
Q&A with Jeremy Frindel, Krishna Das, Lama Surya Das, David Nichtern and Sharon Salzberg!
Krishna Das talks openly about his journey from depressed Long Island kid to internationally renowned spiritual teacher and chant singer. Featuring interviews with Ram Dass, Rick Rubin, Sharon Salzberg, Daniel Goleman and others, the film expresses the innate connection KD has with his guru, the people he meets and his growing fan baseRead more »
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.Read more »
Wednesday, March 135:30pm
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.Read more »
Filmmaker and adoptive parent Linda Goldstein Knowlton follows four all-American teenage girls adopted from China since its institution of a “one child” policy in 1989. Wise beyond their years, these young women grapple with complex issues of identity, belonging, race and gender as they look for their lost family histories. Filmmaker in person!Read more »
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.Read more »
Director Darren Hoffman, producer Kristen McEntyre, and co-writer Chuck Perkins in person!
Tradition Is a Temple explores New Orleans' unique musical culture and the fragility of tradition in the modern world through intimate discussions with contemporary New Orleans musicians.Read more »
Thursday, November 146:30pm
Q&A with filmmakers Susan Froemke and Bob Eisenhardt!
Six years ago, visionary theater and film director Robert Lepage was invited by the Metropolitan Opera to take on the technical and aesthetic challenges of the Ring cycle, and Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke followed him on his quest. Wagner’s Dream examines Lepage’s artistic process, as well as the production team’s battles with the most ambitious staging in Met history, featuring a 90,000 pound computerized set known as “The Machine.”Read more »
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.Read more »
Wednesday, May 225:30pm
Director Sasha Friedlander in person!
Deep in the rain forests of Eastern Java lies the active volcano, Kawah Ijen, where 500 sulfur miners carrying back-breaking loads, traverse treacherous terrain amidst spectacular vistas and toxic gases. This visually stunning and intimate film follows the lives of four of these miners, who risk their lives and health daily in an industry we rely on for rubber, sugar, matches and cosmetics.Read more »