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The Hand That Feeds
Co-Directors Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick
Listen to our podcast with The Hand That Feeds co-directors Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick.
Behind the scenes of the 63rd Street Hot and Crusty café in New York City's affluent Upper East Side, undocumented immigrant workers face pay below minimum wage, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers. The Hand That Feeds follows a group of workers who risk deportation and the loss of their livelihoods to team up with a crew of innovative young organizers and form their own independent union.
Fly By Light
Director Ellie Walton
Listen to our podcast with Fly By Light director Ellie Walton.
A group of teenagers leaves the streets of Washington, DC, to participate in an ambitious anti-violence education program in rural West Virginia where they confront the entrenched abuse, violence and neglect cycles of their past. Fly By Light is an intimate exploration of the chaotic, confusing, and emotional journey that follows as they attempt to rewrite their futures.
On Screen/In Person is pleased to present advanced screenings of the film in the mid-Atlantic region prior to its world premiere.
The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations
Director Hannah Jayanti
The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations playfully examines the creation, creators, lasting impact and enduring relevance of one of the most beloved children's books of our time. Through interviews, animation, and archival imagery, the documentary traces the friendship between author Norton Juster and Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Jules Feiffer.
Rebels With A Cause
Director Nancy Kelly
Rebels With A Cause explores how a handful of politically savvy activists fought to protect San Francisco's Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area from the threat of sprawl and over-development at a time when California was the nation's fastest-growing state. Their efforts set new precedents for protecting open space and helped shape the environmental movement as we know it today.
Co-Directors Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson
Still Dreaming follows a group of elderly entertainers living at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey and a pair of young directors hired to stage an in-house performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. As the once-celebrated performers struggle with Alzheimer's, dementia, and physical disabilities, the play's themes of perception, reality and memory take on new relevance and poignancy.
Pictured: Peter Coyote
Tie It Into My Hand & The Glitter Emergency
Director Paul Festa
At once entertaining and deeply insightful, Tie It Into My Hand is an unprecedented look at the life of an artist, told entirely through interviews with pre-eminent directors, filmmakers, visual artists, writers and performers, including Alan Cumming, Barbara Hammer, Peter Coyote, and Harold Bloom, among many others. The filmmaker challenges each of the artists he interviews to teach him a violin lesson, though none of them is a violinist, prompting fascinating discussions of the joys and challenges of life as an artist, including how a chronic hand injury curtailed the filmmaker’s own musical career and redirected his artistic path.
Some home sites will also screen the following short film by the same filmmaker to accompany Tie It Into My Hand.
The Glitter Emergency
A 1920s-style screwball silent short film, The Glitter Emergency follows a peg-leg ballerina's struggle to overcome her disability in pursuit of artistic fulfillment. Director Paul Festa will provide a live musical soundtrack for the film.