Call Her Ganda

Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00pm
PJ Raval, 2018, 98 min

A modern David and Goliath story, Call Her Ganda follows a cast of willful women as they take on some of the most powerful institutions in the world. Fusing personal tragedy, human rights activism and the little known history, and complex aftermath, of U.S. imperial rule in the Philippines, Call Her Ganda forges a visually daring and profoundly humanistic geopolitical investigative exposé.

Q&A with director PJ Raval to follow screening.

AMPAS and IDA MEMBERS are admitted free upon presenting membership card.

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MR. SOUL

Thursday, February 21st, 6:30pm
Melissa Haizlip, Samuel D. Pollard, 2018, 115 min. 

From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home. The groundbreaking PBS series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL!captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.

Q&A with director Melissa Haizlip to follow screening. More speakers TBA. 

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JONESTOWN

Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30pm
Stanley Nelson, 2007, 88min

In Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, award-winning filmmakers Stanley Nelson, Marcia Smith, and Noland Walker reveal the true, tragic story behind enigmatic preacher Jim Jones and his promise of a world of economic and racial equality that ultimately led to the largest mass murder-suicide in history.

Q&A with director Stanley Nelson, editor Lewis Erskine, and survivor Jim Jones, Jr. to follow screening.

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