ben hooks

Duty of the Hour

The story of Dr. Ben Hooks is an exploration of this nation's long, complex, and difficult history of race in America. "Duty of the Hour," a documentary that examines Benjamin L. Hooks' rise from the streets of segregated Memphis to the national stage, encourages each of us to ask, "Am I making the seconds of my life count?" Are we engaged in the civic affairs of our local, state, and national community? Whether we choose to live a private life or a life on a larger stage, the documentary makes the point that almost all of us can make a personal commitment to get involved with issues and people that shape our world.

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Speed Sisters

The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, "Speed Sisters" takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.

  • 2018-02-26T19:00:13-08:00
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Remand

Henry, a Ugandan teenager, was losing hope, languishing in prison for two murders he didn't commit. Jim's comfortable life as a Los Angeles lawyer and law professor nearly ensured he and Henry would never meet. "Remand" tells the firsthand, true story of how Henry and Jim, separated not only by an ocean and thousands of miles, but also differing cultures and life experiences, met and worked together to inspire justice reform for an entire country.

  • 2018-03-03T12:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-03-03T15:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-03-05T19:05:00-08:00
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Heather Booth: Changing The World

A film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin traces the ongoing legacy of activist and community organizer Heather Booth. In telling the story of Heather’s life and work, the film presents an overview of 50 years of the progressive movement, as well as a manual on how to become an organizer.

  • 2018-03-10T12:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-03-10T15:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-03-12T20:00:00-07:00
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Underexposed: A Woman's Skateboarding Documentary

Professional skateboarder Amelia Brodka examines the skateboarding industry's approach to how it markets, promotes and supports women in its sport.

  • 2018-03-17T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-03-17T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-03-19T20:00:00-07:00
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Grizzly Man

Pieced together from Timothy Treadwell's actual video footage, Werner Herzog's remarkable documentary examines the calling that drove Treadwell to live among a tribe of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. A devoted conservationist with a passion for adventure, Timothy believed he had bridged the gap between human and beast. When one of the bears he loved and protected tragically turns on him, the footage he shot serves as a window into our understanding of nature and its grim realities.

  • 2018-03-24T16:00:00-07:00
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