$69.97 All Day Pass, Non-Members
$53.07 All Day Pass, [ida] Members, Students, Seniors
$12.50 Single Ticket, Non-Members
$10.50 Single Ticket, [ida] Members, Students, Seniors
All day screenings of the Academy Award® nominated documentaries in the Feature and Short categories.
PROGRAM A 10:00 AM - 11:42 AM
Deliver Us From Evil (102min)
Deliver Us From Evil
is the story of Oliver O’Grady—the most notorious pedophile priest in the modern history of the Catholic Church—and an investigation into how he was allowed to forge a trail of destruction across northern California under the knowing eye of the church hierarchy for over 20 years.
Amy Berg, Frank Donner / Disarming Films, Lionsgate
PROGRAM B 12:10 PM – 1:44 PM
Iraq In Fragments (94 min)
Iraq In Fragments
illuminates post-war Iraq in three acts, building a vivid picture of a country pulled in different directions by religion and ethnicity. Filmed in vérité style, with no scripted narrative, the film powerfully explores the lives of ordinary Iraqis: people whose thoughts, beliefs, aspirations and concerns are at once personal and illustrative of larger issues in Iraq today.
James Longley, John Sinno / Typecast Pictures, Typecast Releasing / Daylight Factory, HBO Documentary Films
PROGRAM C (Shorts Program 1) 2:20 PM – 3:37 PM
The Blood of Yingzhou District (39min)
The Blood of Yingzhou District
documents a year in the life of children in the remote village of Anhui Province, China, who have lost their parents to AIDS. Traditional obligations to family and village collide with terror of the disease.
Ruby Yang, Thomas Lennon / The China AIDS Media Project, Thomas Lennon Films, Inc.
Recycled Life (38min)
For over 60 years, the Guatemala City Garbage Dump has been home to the “guajeros,” who recycle the city’s trash. Children have been born and raised there. Parents and grandparents have survived there, and thousands of families have managed to thrive in the largest, most toxic and dangerous area in all of Central America. For decades, the guajeros were shunned by society and ignored by the government, until a disastrous event in January 2005 forever changed the face of this landfill and the dignified people who call it home. Through this compelling story, the filmmakers have captured the beauty, dignity and life-threatening drama that permeates this vast wasteland of garbage as generations of families have remained trapped in an ongoing cycle of poverty.
Leslie Iwerks, Mike Glad / Iwerks/Glad, LLC
PROGRAM D (Shorts Program 2) 4:15 PM – 5:12 PM
Rehearsing a Dream (39min)
Support for the arts in America may be dwindling, but talent in our high schools isn’t. Every year a group of the country’s most gifted 17-year-old performing and visual artists—singled out among thousands of their peers—share a week of dreams as they learn from mentors like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Vanessa Williams, Jacques d’Amboise, Michael Tilson Thomas... and from each other. For seven transformative days, the passionate young artists exult in the support, encouragement and attention they have earned.
Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon
Simon & Goodman Picture Company
Two Hands (18min)
tells the near mythic story of Leon Fleischer, one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, who, at the height of his career in 1965, lost the ability to play with his right hand. After a period of deep despair, Fleischer began a 35-year quest to find a cure for his mysterious ailment—reinventing himself along the way as a teacher, conductor and performer of music written for the left hand alone. Several years ago, with the help of a brilliant doctor and an experimental treatment, Fleischer’s struggle finally came to an end and his right hand was released from purgatory. Now, at nearly 80 years old, he is back playing with both hands in concert halls all over the world.
Nathaniel Kahn, Susan Rose Behr / Crazy BoatPictures, Ltd.
PROGRAM E 5:50 PM – 7:12 pm
Jesus Camp (82min)
A growing number of Evangelical Christians believe there is a revival underway whereby young Christians must take up the leadership of the religious right. Jesus Camp follows Levi, Rachael, Tory and a number of other young children to Pastor Becky Fisher’s “Kids on Fire” summer camp in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, where kids as young as six years old are taught to become dedicated Christian soliders in “God’s Army.” The film is a first-ever look into an intense training ground that recruits born-again Christian children to become an active part of America’s political future.
Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing / A&E Indie Films, Magnolia Pictures
PROGRAM F 7:50 PM – 9:20 pm
My Country, My Country (90min)
The state of democracy, both in Iraq and in the United States, is the focus of My Country, My Country, a journey into the heart of war-ravaged Iraq in the months leading up to the January 2005 elections. Working and traveling alone in Iraq during a time when few Western journalists ventured from their compounds and bodyguards, filmmaker Laura Poitras captures the war and the elections from the inside. Her protagonist is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi doctor, father of six, devout Sunni Muslim—and political candidate in Iraq’s largest Sunni political party, the Iraqi Islamic Party. An outspoken critic of the US occupation, he is equally passionate about building democracy in Iraq.
Laura Poitras, Jocelyn Glatzer / Praxis Films, Zeitgeist Films, ITVS, P.O.V./American Documentary, PBS
PROGRAM G 9:50 PM – 11:30 PM
An Inconvenient Truth (100min)
An Inconvenient Truth
offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man’s commitment to expose the myths and misconceptions that surround global warming, and inspire actions to prevent it. That man is former US Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on an all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his “traveling global warming show,” he is funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting out to ordinary citizens the surprisingly stirring
truth about what he calls our “planetary emergency” before it’s too late.
Davis Guggenheim, Laurie David, Lawrence David, Scott Z. Burns / A Lawrence Bender/Laurie David Production, Paramount Classics, Participant Productions
Discussion to follow screening when filmmaker is available.
Passes and tickets available at www.documentary.org and on a first come first serve basis on the day of the event. Box office opens at 9:30 am.
Seating is limited.
Official Website: http://documentary.org/