Schedule for Tuesday, November 6
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"Heart-in-your-throat breathtaking." (Austin Chronicle)
Ace National Geographic photographer James Balog was a climate-change skeptic until he undertook his Extreme Ice Survey (aiming cameras at 18 of the world's glaciers) and saw the evidence for himself. Risking life and limb in one of the harshest environments on the planet, Balog and his adventurous team made thousands of images as dazzling as they are revealing. This compelling film, worth seeing on aesthetic grounds alone, is spectacular on the big screen. Winner, Best Cinematography at Sundance.
Jeff Orlowski. 2012. 76 m. NR. USA. Submarine.2:30 PM
"The achievement of this simply told, exceptionally fine film is the clarity with which it portrays the drama of a good soul in an inert body." (Ty Burr, Boston Globe)
1 Academy Award Nomination for Actress in a Supporting Role
Based on the autobiographical writings of journalist Mark O'Brien,The Sessions tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality. The Sessions is a heart-warming joyful comedy starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy.
Ben Lewin. 2012. 98 m. R. US. Fox Searchlight.2:35 PM 5:05 PM 7:10 PM
"A film that begins as a family quest but evolves into a gripping study of know-don't-tell reticence and the umbilical tie of a lost homeland." (Jeannette Catsoulis, NY Times)
Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother passed away leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared since immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Sifting through a mountain of photos, letters, and artifacts from her past, Goldfinger soon uncovers a complicated family history that reveals the troubled and taboo story of three generations of Germans - both Jewish and non-Jewish - trying to piece together their lives in the aftermath of World War II.
Arnon Goldfinger. 2012. 97 m. NR. Israel, Hebrew with subtitles. IFC Films.2:40 PM 5:10 PM 7:20 PM
The Island President
"Extraordinarily compelling." (Salon)
In 2008 Mohamed Nasheed was elected president of the Maldives, a vast archipelago of low-lying islands in the Indian Ocean. Immediately, he took on a direct threat to his nation: rising sea levels caused by climate change, which will eventually inundate it completely. With unprecedented access, The Island President tells a fascinating, even upbeat, story of the politics of climate change and the struggle for democracy. After playing a leading role at the 2009 Climate Summit in Copenhagen, Nasheed was forced from office earlier this year.
John Shenk. 2011. 101 m. PG. US. Samuel Goldwyn.5:15 PM 7:25 PM
"Education opened my eyes to a new set of possibilities and a hope for the future that I never had." (Andre C., Mercy College graduate)
**Canceled** Zero Percent is an immensely moving story about the power of education. Through the privately funded Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison program, Sing Sing inmates attend courses and earn degrees from Mercy College, studying with professors who routinely comment that these students are more dedicated students than their peers on the outside. Their transformation is as enduring as it is inspiring: In the face of a 60% national recidivism rate, not a single Hudson Link graduate has returned to prison.
Q&A Nov. 6, 7:30: Sean Pica, executive director of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, which made this program possible. He will be joined by other Hudson Link graduates and JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the film cannot be screened now, but we're are looking to reschedule the event with Sean Pica and others soon.
Tim Skousen. 2011. 92 m. NR. US. HBO.