October 13, 2015
Directed by Jacky Poon
54 min | 2015 | USA | TV-G
**Post-film Q&A with Dr. Christina Cloutier, University of Utah primatologist
This spectacular film is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world. Only recently discovered, snub-nosed monkeys are hauntingly beautiful primates, different and gentler than others of their kind. In this unique monkey society, their survival depends not just upon strong defensive strategies; it also relies upon the cooperation and interdependence of them all.
October 15, 2015
Directed by Joey Kuhn
89 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated
On Manhattan’s gilded Upper East Side, a young painter, Charlie, finds the man of his dreams in an older pianist from across the globe. If only Charlie weren’t secretly in love with his own manipulative best friend, Sebastian, who is embroiled in a financial scandal. In the wake of Sebastian’s notoriety, their tight-knit group of friends must confront the new realities of adulthood.
Winner: Best First Feature—2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival; Official Selection: 2015 Seattle International Film Festival, Frameline39 San Francisco International LBGTQ Film Festival
October 20, 2015
Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom
97 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.
Official Selection: 2015 Sundance Film Festival and 7 other international film festivals
October 27, 2015
Directed by Beth Harrington
90 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated
The Winding Stream tells the tale of the musical Carter and Cash Family, the dynasty at the heart of country music. Starting with the original Carter family—A.P., Sara and Maybelle—this film traces the flow of their influence through generations of musicians, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle, the marriage of Johnny Cash and June Carter, and the efforts of the present-day family to keep this musical legacy alive.
October 28, 2015
Directed by Megumi Sasaki
87 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated
Developed as the follow-up film to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide, Herb & Dorothy 50×50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society.
November 4, 2015
Directed by James Redford
102 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated
**Post-film Q&A with director James Redford, moderated by Doug Fabrizio, host of KUER’s RadioWest.
Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that affects families.
Official Selection: 2015 Seattle International Film Festival, 2015 Mill Valley Film Festival