Directed by Jeff Reichert
Right now, across the country, our two major political parties are gearing up for a once-a-decade war whose winner will control Congress for the next ten years, and possibly more. This film documents the battle for reshaping and redistricting the electoral landscape that is being fueled by the intense political climate in our country.
November 6 – 10:00 am
Kid Flix Mix (Short Films)
Various films, 65 min, In English
Recommended for ages 3-8
The NYICFF presents a new kaleidoscopic assortment of the best-animated and live action short films from around the world for ages 3 to 8. The program features musical and narrative works from the USA, UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, and more!
November 9 – 7:00 pm
Directed by Laura Poitras
Tells the story of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Filmed in Yemen and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, THE OATH is a family drama about two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a journey that would lead to Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Winner, Cinematography Award, U.S. Documentary Competition – 2010 Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection – 2010 Berlin International Film Festival
November 12 – 7:00 pm
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: THE RADIANT CHILD
Directed by Tamara Davis
Controversial and charismatic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is the subject of this insightful documentary which uncovers a never-before-seen interview with the artist conducted before his untimely death at the age of 27. Also featured are numerous interviews with people who knew and loved Basquiat, a survey of his thought-provoking artworks, little-seen archival materials and footage of the artist at work in his studio.
Official Selection – 2010 Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection – 2010 Seattle international Film festival
November 16 – 7:00 pm
Directed by Madeleine Sackler
This film uncovers the ferocious debate surrounding the education reform movement as it follows 4 Bronx and Harlem families in the months leading up to the lottery for the Harlem Success Academy. Their stories are woven throughout the film with interviews with politicians and educators explaining not only the crisis in public education but also why it is fixable.
Official Selection – 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection – 2010 Sarasota Film Festival
November 17 – 8:00 pm
OUT IN THE SILENCE
Directed by Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer
Out in the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson’s wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown. This gripping documentary will challenge you to rethink your values and help close the gaps that divide our communities.
Official Selection – Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Supported by the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund
November 23 – 7:00 pm – NOT CONFIRMED
Directed by Lydia Nibley
TWO SPIRITS relates the nuanced story of Fred Martinez was nádleehí—someone who possesses a balance of masculine and feminine traits—a special gift according to his traditional Navajo culture. But his determination to express his truest identity tragically cost him his life. At age sixteen, he was one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was murdered in Cortez, Colorado. This film examines his life, and those of his friends, his friends, family, the police, and those in the larger community who were most affected by his murder.
Presented in partnership with the Utah Pride Center as part of Transgender Awareness Month.
November 30 – 7:00 pm
Produced by Ilisa Barbash
Recorded by Lucien Castaing-Taylor
An unsentimental elegy to the American West, Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana’s breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. This astonishingly beautiful yet unsparing film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, climate and landscape, and vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed.
Official Selection – 2009 New York Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection – 2009 Berlin Film Festival, 2009
Winner, Artistic Vision Award – 2010 Big Sky Film Festival
SLC Film Center
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Salt Lake City, UT. 84101
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