Schedule of Events
2 PM - Two Trains Runnin'
Directed by Sam Pollard
Narrated by Common
In June of 1964 hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi, starting what would be known as the Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of young men- made up of musicians, college students, and record collectors- also traveled to Mississippi. Though neither group was aware of the other, each had come to the same errand: to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement. Thirty years before, Son HOuse and Skip James had recorded some of the most memorable music of their era, but now they seemed lost to time.
4 PM - Brimstone & Glory
Directed by Viktor Jakovleski
The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up-and-comers create their own rowdy, lo-fi combustibles, and dozens of teams build larger-than-life papier-mâchébulls to parade into the town square, adorned with fireworks that blow up in all directions.
7 PM - Jane
Directed by Brett Morgen
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists.
Opening Night + After Party: $15 Adult / $17 at the door, $10 Student
Individual Screenings: $13 Adult / $15 at the door, $10 Student
Festival Pass (for all four films & opening night after party): $45 Advance / $50 at the door