Each event starts at 7 p.m. and runs approximately 2.5 hours. Each film is feature-length and will be shown in full, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. Pre-show concessions and beverages will be available to purchase in the lobby 30 minutes prior to show time. Theatre doors for each event open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the film.
Tickets will go on sale August 1 for season passes and August 22 for individual tickets. Individual tickets are $10 per film; season tickets are $50. There will also be a “Pick 3” option, where you can select three films for $20, which will also be available August 22.
Senior, student, and military discounts are available by calling the box office at (770) 594-6232 or in-person during business hours.
Featured films include:
September 27, 2016: TYRUS by Pamela Tom
TYRUS is a feature-length documentary film that tells the unlikely story of 105-year old Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong, and how he overcame poverty and racism to become a celebrated modernist painter, Hollywood sketch artist, and 'Disney Legend' for his groundbreaking work on the classic animated film, Bambi. Explicit Content: Mild language, artistic nudity.
October 15, 2016: Almost Sunrise by Michael Collins
Almost Sunrise follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey - a 2,700 mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California, in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and to ultimately, save themselves. Will this epic pilgrimage allow them to begin the new life they so desperately seek? Explicit Content: Some language and violence about war and PTSD.
November 29, 2016: 6 Angry Women by Sridhar Reddy
A young, unarmed black teenager is shot by a white neighborhood watchman. It is up to a jury of six to decide whether or not the man is guilty of murder. Inheriting the classic 12 Angry Men and shadowing the incendiary current events of police brutality, racial profiling and civil rights, 6 Angry Women - done with an improvised script - presents the jury deliberation of six women, strangers brought together by their civil duty, each seeking to do the right thing. But the ultimate question looms for each of them to answer: what is justice vs. what is legal? Explicit Content: For mature audiences ONLY.
February 2, 2017: Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw by Rick Goldsmith
The journey of "the female Michael Jordan" from troubled family life to basketball superstardom reveals a long-hidden battle with mental illness. Even as Holdsclaw begins to embrace her challenges and emerge as an inspiring mental health advocate, she is confronted with new obstacles to her own recovery. Explicit Content: N/A.
March 12, 2017: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise by Bob Hercules
Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," icon Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. Dr. Angelou's was a prolific life; as a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. This unprecedented film celebrates Dr. Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America's most defining moments. The film also features a remarkable series of interviews with friends and family including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Quincy Jones, Secretary Hillary Clinton, John Singleton, and Dr. Angelou's son, Guy Johnson. Explicit Content: Mild profanity.
April 11, 2017: The IF Project by Kathlyn Horan
Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985. The IF Project explores the reasons behind these staggering numbers by intimately following a heroic Seattle police officer and the writing workshop she created with a group of inmates at a maximum security women's prison. Explicit Content: N/A.
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