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The Annual “World Series” Documentaries

Once again, in cooperation with The World Theatre, Senior College will present current, award winning documentaries  - one each month – starting in October and continuing through February 2020.

Since the rights to each of these films are held by a variety of different vendors who control the release of the films for public viewing, some of these might not be available to us at the times we plan. If a given film is not available at the appropriate time, a substitute film from this list will be shown in its place. Enrollees will be notified (by e-mail or postcard) of the specific documentary to be shown during the week before each film.

October 30 --- The Biggest Little Farm (Multi-Award Winner)

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County.  The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek.

November 20  --- Minding the Gap (Oscar Nominated)

Compiling over 12 years of footage shot in his hometown of Rockford, IL, Director Bing Liu searches for correlations between his skateboarder friends' turbulent upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity. While navigating a difficult relationship between his camera, his friends, and his own past, Bing ultimately weaves a story of generational forgiveness while exploring the precarious gap between childhood and adulthood.

December 18 --- The Brink (Nominated for 4 awards)

When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist, he was already a notorious figure in Trump's inner circle, and for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post -- though some say he still has a direct line to the White House -- he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement. To maintain his power and influence, the former Goldman Sachs banker and media investor reinvents himself -- as he has many times before -- this time as the self-appointed leader of a global populist movement.

January 15 --- American Factory (Sundance Film Winner)

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.      

February 12 --- Aquarela (Unique Cinematography)

Water is the main protagonist, seen in all its great and terrible beauty. Mountains of ice move and break apart as if they had a life of their own. Kossakovsky's film travels the world, from the precarious frozen waters of Russia's Lake Baikal and Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma, to Venezuela's mighty Angel Falls to paint a portrait of this fluid life force in all its glorious forms. Fragile humans experience life and death, joy and despair in the face of its power

All Films Are On Wednesdays at 3:00 PM
Doors Open at 2:30 PM



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