In a place torn by conflict, where the idea of peace has been abandoned, an energy of determined optimism emerges when someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world. Who will stand with them? DISTURBING THE PEACE follows former enemy [...]
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Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America’s new wage wars. Nominated for the 2017 News & Documentary Emmy, Outstanding Business & Economic [...]
The Hand that Feeds * Dec. 6th * Church of Destiny * 6pm
A filmmaker examines the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her father, whose immersion in it radicalized him and rocked the foundation of their family. She discovers this political phenomenon recurring in living rooms everywhere, and reveals the consequences conservative media has had on families and a nation. [...]
The Brainwashing of My Dad * Nov 1st * Bijou * 6pm
Renowned photographer James Balog (CHASING ICE) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements— air, earth, fire and water— to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe. With [...]
The Human Element * Oct 4th * Bijou * 6pm
DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana--a front line in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide--to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose [...]