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October 23, 2018
Directed by Daniel J. Clark
96 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
Flat Earthers. The term is synonymous with conspiracy theorists who sit alone in dark rooms or who wear tin foil hats. Meet real Flat Earthers, a small but growing (and very vocal) contingent of people who firmly believe that there is a centuries’ long conspiracy to suppress the truth that the Earth is flat. One of the most prominent Flat Earthers is Mark Seargent, who in the midst of the upcoming Solar Eclipse decides to host the first major Flat Earthers conference. With astounding access (as well as input from the scientific community), director Daniel J. Clark creates a “well-rounded” look at this fervently passionate bunch, that will surprise and delight.
Official Selection: 2018 Hot Docs, 2018 Calgary International Film Festival, 2018 LA Film Festival
October 30, 2018
A costume-optional event, dress fabulously or as your favorite artist/designer.
Directed by Lorna Tucker
83 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
With exclusive, unprecedented access, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism, and her cultural importance.
Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit, and global expansion.
Official Selection: 2018 Sundance Film Festival
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November 3, 2018
Directed by Laura Nix
87 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
Recommended for ages 8+.
Presented as part of STEAMED UP! The City Library & KUED Kids STEM Festival & Reading Marathon Kickoff.
Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating scientific cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats. Take a journey with these inspiring teens as they prepare their projects for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Winner: Documentary Competition Grand Jury Prize–2018 Seattle International Film Festival; Official Selection: 2018 Sundance Film Festival, 2018 Hot Docs Film Festival, 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Part of our Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children & Youth year-round free programming and
Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. With major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
November 13, 2018
Directed by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson
93 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman & Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service. TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again.
Winner: Documentary Competition Audience Award–2018 SXSW; Official Selection: 2018 Damn These Heels Film Ferstival, 2018 Frameline Film Festival