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June 22, 2019

  HUB District Architectural CtrLandmark E Street 1Landmark E Street 4Landmark E Street 6Landmark E Street 7AFI Silver Theater 2AFI Silver Theater 3National Archives MuseumThe National Museum of American HistoryNavy MemorialNational Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium
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9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.GRANT-WRITING WORKSHOP: ELEVATING A REGIONAL STORY TO THE NATIONAL STAGE
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.DOCUMENTARY PRODUCERS ALLIANCE: HOW RETHINKING CREDITS LED TO A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT OF DOCUMENTARY PRODUCERS
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.RISKY BUSINESS: LEGAL REVIEW AND DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
12:00 p.m. - 1:29 p.m.ONE CHILD NATION
2:45 p.m. - 4:32 p.m.HUMAN NATURE
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.AUTONOMY
8:30 p.m. - 10:38 p.m.COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD
11:00 a.m. - 12:36 p.m.THE ELEPHANT QUEEN
1:45 p.m. - 3:09 p.m.MADE IN BOISE
4:15 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL
7:15 p.m. - 8:27 p.m.CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE
9:30 p.m. - 10:54 p.m.IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS
11:30 a.m. - 5:31 p.m.CHASING THE MOON
6:30 p.m. - 8:11 p.m.SLAY THE DRAGON
9:15 p.m. - 10:36 p.m.MIDNIGHT FAMILY
11:45 a.m. - 1:23 p.m.WE BELIEVE IN DINOSAURS
2:30 p.m. - 4:07 p.m.GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH
5:30 p.m. - 7:01 p.m.THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY
8:30 p.m. - 10:02 p.m.DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME
12:15 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.PICTURE CHARACTER
3:00 p.m. - 4:29 p.m.MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS
6:00 p.m. - 7:35 p.m.SHORTS PROGRAM 5
8:45 p.m. - 10:22 p.m.ERNIE & JOE
1:00 p.m. - 2:38 p.m.THE APOLLO
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.RUTH - JUSTICE GINSBURG IN HER OWN WORDS
2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.SEA OF SHADOWS

Forum

GRANT-WRITING WORKSHOP: ELEVATING A REGIONAL STORY TO THE NATIONAL STAGE

HUB District Architectural Ctr, 6/22/2019 9:30 am

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Forum

DOCUMENTARY PRODUCERS ALLIANCE: HOW RETHINKING CREDITS LED TO A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT OF DOCUMENTARY PRODUCERS

HUB District Architectural Ctr, 6/22/2019 11:00 am

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Forum

RISKY BUSINESS: LEGAL REVIEW AND DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

HUB District Architectural Ctr, 6/22/2019 1:30 p.m.

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Truth and Justice

ONE CHILD NATION

Nanfu Wang | Jialing Zhang

Landmark E Street 1, 6/22/2019 12:00 p.m.

After becoming a first-time mother, filmmaker Nanfu Wang reflects on her childhood in China and investigates the country’s one child nation policy. From 1979 to 2015, the government enforced one-child households, favoring male babies and waging a “population war.” With co-director Jialing Zhang, Wang thoughtfully examines the multi-generational trauma caused by this tragic social experiment.  read more

Truth and Justice

HUMAN NATURE

Adam Bolt

Landmark E Street 1, 6/22/2019 2:45 p.m.

CRISPR is the biggest revolution of the century, a biological breakthrough that brings with it exciting and provocative implications for the future of science and humanity. A vital and engaging documentary, HUMAN NATURE investigates the complexities of CRISPR and explores the existential questions it raises: how will it affect human evolution or change our relationship with nature?  read more

Spectrum

AUTONOMY

Alex Horwitz

Landmark E Street 1, 6/22/2019 6:00 p.m.

Executive-produced by Malcolm Gladwell, AUTONOMY explores the impact self-driving technology will have on our society. Futurist thinkers, engineers and researchers examine liability and safety concerns to who will benefit most from this technology. By reflecting on the automotive industry’s past, AUTONOMY prompts an important discussion of how Silicon Valley approaches automation and the policies we should consider during this mobility revolution.  read more

Truth and Justice

COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD

Mads Brügger

Landmark E Street 1, 6/22/2019 8:30 p.m.

The brilliant and mischievous Danish documentary filmmaker Mads Brügger investigates the 1961 plane crash that killed UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, uncovering a myriad of conspiracies from Belgian mercenaries to a secret South African militia. Winner of the Sundance World Cinema Documentary Prize for Directing.  read more

Spectrum

THE ELEPHANT QUEEN

Mark Deeble | Victoria Stone

Landmark E Street 6, 6/22/2019 11:00 am

Focusing on a single elephant family and its matriarch over the course of one harrowing season, this film gives us an intimate look at the lives of elephants. Intense emotional twists and stunning photography make this incredible adventure one of the most highly acclaimed and beloved films of the year.  read more

Spectrum

MADE IN BOISE

Beth Aala

Landmark E Street 6, 6/22/2019 1:45 p.m.

In Boise, Idaho, a unique business trend is growing – literally. The town has become the unofficial surrogacy capital of America. Filmmaker Beth Aala delicately follows four surrogate mothers and the biological parents of the babies they carry. Finding purpose and power in these pregnancies, the surrogate women create life-changing opportunities for those unable to conceive.  read more

Anthem

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

Stanley Nelson

Landmark E Street 6, 6/22/2019 4:15 p.m.

With his dark shades, stylish clothes and enigmatic personality, jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis was the personification of cool. But who was he really? Drawing from a wide range of amazing source material, master filmmaker Stanley Nelson unpacks this complicated artistic genius and reveals the man behind the cool.  read more

Portrait

CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE

Rosine Mbakam

Landmark E Street 6, 6/22/2019 7:15 p.m.

Inside a bustling Brussels hair salon, manager Sabine can be seen braiding hair and lending support to a vibrant group of African migrants. In this lovely observational chamber piece, filmmaker Rosine Mbakam offers an affectionate tribute to Sabine and her community. Despite the traumas of migration, their enduring charm and laughter are testament to human resilience.  read more

Truth and Justice

IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS

Maya Newell

Landmark E Street 6, 6/22/2019 9:30 p.m.

In this beautifully crafted portrait set in the Northern Territory of Australia, 10-year-old Dujuan, a child healer, hunter and speaker of two Indigenous languages struggles mightily to navigate between two starkly different worlds—his Arrernte family and the white-dominated educational system that may ultimately determine his fate.  read more

Special Screenings

CHASING THE MOON

Robert Stone

Landmark E Street 7, 6/22/2019 11:30 am

Fifty years after Neil Armstrong’s “one small step,” CHASING THE MOON chronicles America’s audacious and difficult race to the moon. Using exclusively archival footage — with much never before seen in public— this exceptional series re-contextualizes the social and historical importance of the Space Age and the sheer wonder of the moon landing itself.  read more

Truth and Justice

SLAY THE DRAGON

Barak Goodman | Chris Durrance

Landmark E Street 7, 6/22/2019 6:30 p.m.

In recent years, Democratic and Republican-controlled legislatures have been one-upping each other to see who can draw the crookedest district lines and, thereby, maximize their electoral majorities. A thoroughly engrossing investigation of partisan gerrymandering, SLAY THE DRAGON dramatizes precisely what is making our political system sick and, possibly, how it can be healed.  read more

Portrait

MIDNIGHT FAMILY

Luke Lorentzen

Landmark E Street 7, 6/22/2019 9:15 p.m.

In Mexico City, there are fewer than 45 public ambulances for nine million people. In response, a dysfunctional system of privately-owned ambulances has taken over the city’s healthcare system. MIDNIGHT FAMILY intimately follows the Ochoa family as they compete in transporting patients at night. Each trip is a tricky balance of ethics and empathy: they must arrive first to give care for the injured, but also for their financial self-interest.  read more

Spectrum

WE BELIEVE IN DINOSAURS

Monica Long Ross | Clayton Brown

AFI Silver Theater 2, 6/22/2019 11:45 am

In the heart of Kentucky, a new theme park takes shape: the Ark Encounter, a life-size reproduction of Noah’s Ark filled with exhibits of the creatures on board, including dinosaurs. Filmed over three years, the film follows the Ark project from conception to opening day and gives a fascinating range of perspectives on the creationist movement.  read more

Anthem

GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH

David Charles Rodrigues

AFI Silver Theater 2, 6/22/2019 2:30 p.m.

After the 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus toured the south to meet the faith-based communities against LGBTQ rights. The liberal-city folks and the red-state locals speak, confront biases, dine and sing together. GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH seeks to sing an elegy to the cultural divide and find some harmony along the journey.  read more

Portrait

THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY

Ben Berman

AFI Silver Theater 2, 6/22/2019 5:30 p.m.

An aging magician is dying. A young filmmaker follows him around, intending to create his debut feature film. A few weeks into filming, it’s revealed that there is another crew also filming this same magician, at the same time. What results is a hilarious metatextual work of documentary unlike anything you have ever seen before.   read more

Anthem

DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME

A.J. Eaton

AFI Silver Theater 2, 6/22/2019 8:30 p.m.

A remarkably candid music portrait documentary, DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME re-examines the life and music of the storied co-founder of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash through the eyes of the man himself. Still making music and touring, Crosby looks back — and forward — with equal parts wit and wisdom.  read more

Spectrum

PICTURE CHARACTER

Martha Shane | Ian Cheney

AFI Silver Theater 3, 6/22/2019 12:15 p.m.

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Anthem

MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS

Irene Taylor Brodsky

AFI Silver Theater 3, 6/22/2019 3:00 p.m.

MOONLIGHT SONATA tells an intimate and personal multigenerational story of loss and discovery through deafness. Born deaf and receiving cochlear implants as a toddler, Jonas grows up in a world full of sound. His grandparents on the other hand, also born deaf, experienced a childhood of silence. As Jonas turns 11, he learns “Moonlight Sonata,” a piece Beethoven wrote while going deaf. It is a beautiful film of love and sound, in all their messy forms.  read more

Shorts

SHORTS PROGRAM 5

AFI Silver Theater 3, 6/22/2019 6:00 p.m.

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Truth and Justice

ERNIE & JOE

Jenifer McShane

AFI Silver Theater 3, 6/22/2019 8:45 p.m.

Ernie and Joe are two San Antonio Police Department officers whose comedic rapport seems straight out of a buddy movie. But their innovative approach to policing is nothing short of transformative. Guns tucked away, Ernie and Joe de-escalate confrontations, divert people to desperately needed mental health services, and save lives.  read more

Anthem

THE APOLLO

Roger Ross Williams

Navy Memorial, 6/22/2019 1:00 p.m.

The historic Apollo Theater is cherished as the platform that launched the careers of countless African-American talents. Its enduring influence on popular culture and commitment to both established and emerging artists in the community is lovingly chronicled in this captivating tribute from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams.  read more

Special Screenings

RUTH - JUSTICE GINSBURG IN HER OWN WORDS

Freida Lee Mock

Navy Memorial, 6/22/2019 7:30 p.m.

Relying on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s own words, as illuminated by carefully culled archival footage and interviews, Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock crafts an intimate profile that covers the full breadth of Ginsburg’s life, views and career. Furthermore, Mock succeeds in creating a compelling portrait as authentic, poignant and powerful as the Justice herself.  read more

Special Screenings

SEA OF SHADOWS

Richard Ladkani

National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium, 6/22/2019 2:00 p.m.

CARTEL LAND meets THE COVE in this real-life eco-thriller set in the Sea of Cortez. Trapped in nets intended to catch another fish that is highly prized for its supposed anti-aging properties, the vaquita, the world’s smallest dolphin, stands on the brink of extinction. Time is running out.  read more