DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

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Juliette & Nathalie

Upcoming screenings in la

Apr 3 | 7 pm |Door opens | Jane | To Commemorate to her 90th Birthday | Greek Theater | FREE |
 
Apr 4  | 7 pm | Food and Film: Food, Inc. 2 | Billy Walder Theater | Followed by Q&A with filmmakers Robert Kenner, Melissa Robledo; Gerardo Reyes Chavez, Coalition of Immokalee Workers; producer Eric Schlosser; chef and restaurateur Alice Waters.| FREE
 
Apr 6 – 7 | The 11th Annual Justice On Trial Film Festival | Presented by A New Way of Life Reentry Project | The Justice on Trial Film Festival features films that expose the injustice of the criminal justice system, explores solutions, and empowers narratives that often go unheard or are distorted by stereotypes. Featuring a variety of speakers and a new documentary of our founder, Susan Burton! | FREE |
 
Apr 8 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Amrita Film Screening + Fundraiser | Don’t miss a beautiful evening under the oaks in support of the woman-directed feature length documentary, Amrita. In sankrit, Amrita means honey or ‘holy food.’ This film follows three groups of women across the globe (Hawaii, Portugal + Mexico) who are merging science + spirituality in their efforts to conserve wild honeybees amidst a challenging modern landscape.”  Followed by a cello performance by Marshall McDaniel, as well as a talk given by the director, Onyx Baird. |Donation |
 
Apr 10-18 | This Is Not A Fiction |  Inaugural documentary and non-fiction film festival presented by The American Cinematheque, spanning nine days across three venues—Aero Theatre, Egyptian Theatre, and Los Feliz 3—the festival showcases 43 films and 11 short films, hosts over 20 filmmakers and subjects for in-person Q&As, celebrates with a special anniversary panel, and unveils six premieres.
 
Apr 11 | 6 pm |  Birthing Justice at Creative Visions| Experience a powerful documentary addressing critical issues in black maternal health and childbirth followed Q&A with Executive Producer Denise Pines and Public Health Leader Adjoa Jones |FREE|
 
Apr 22 |5 pm (PST) | Climate Changemaker Teen Film Festival 2024 presented by New Roads School. VIRTUAL | FREE |
 
Apr 24 | 7 pm | True False, Hot Cold Screening | Albert & Dana Broccoli Theater | Presented by USC Center for the Political Future / Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics.  This award-winning documentary is centered around climate change, belief, and civil discourse. Filmed in Utah over the course of one summer in a county where many residents don’t believe in climate change, the documentary offers ideas about building bridges with people who have very different identities and beliefs. Q&A with Ben Stillerman, the documentary’s Director and Producer | FREE |
 

 

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Mar 28 | 6-8 pm | USC Impact spring screening | Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), Sheindlin Forum (106)

Mar 26 | 7 pm | Pipe Dreams | Waters of Change | Now Instant Image Hall ​| an intimate evening exploring Water in the American West at the luscious Now Instant Image Hall in Chinatown, Los Angeles including the screening of the documentary short ‘Pipe Dreams’ by Los Angeles based Filmmaker Kyle Scoble.

Mar 24 | 7:30 pm | Gaza Ghetto.In the first documentary film made in Gaza, Gaza Ghetto (1984) highlights the historical precedents that fuel the current cycles of violence and continue at the heart of the Palestine-Israel conflict.| FREE

Mar 24 | A Week of French Language Cinema | Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz

8:15 pm | Short film: Dilemme Dilemme by will be followed by a discussion with director Jacky Goldberg.

9:15 pm | Feature film: L’enfant du Paradis by Salim Kechiouche followed by a Q&A post-screening with Salim Kechiouche and Nora Arnezeder.

Complimentary buffet between short film and feature presentation in the presence of Jacky Goldberg.  |Tickets $10 | Pass for week: $50

Mar 24 | In The Whale | In the Whale screenings at NoHo and Monica Film Center on March 24 will be followed by in-person Q&As with the director, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker David Abel (Lobster War, Entangled). | $16 |

Mar 23 | 7 pm | Celebrating Women Filmmakers: A Short Film Spotlight | Let’s celebrate the artistry and brilliance of women and mom filmmakers, and their commitment to championing diversity and inclusivity.  |$15| 

Mar 21 | 5 pm |  Birthing Justice at Planned Parenthood | Inglewood Health Center. Experience a powerful documentary addressing critical issues in black maternal health and childbirth. Following the film, there will be a Q&A session for attendees to participate in, accompanied by light refreshments. | FREE |

March 20 | 7 pm Vulnerable Innocence | Santa Monica |Canadian Ambassador, Educator and Computer Science expert, Amb. Dr. Charlene Douk-Gebauer is an award-winning documentary detailing the threats the internet and social media pose to children with clear steps parents can take to increase the safety of their children. Film followed by an expert panel with Q/A and recommended resources. | FREE |

Mar 19 | 7 pm | HRSS – Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom.  Part of the Human Rights Speakers Series (HRSS) collection. To recognize the 10th anniversary of the war and the second anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine w/panel discussion | FREE

Mar 12 | 7 pm | Common Grounds | Santa Monica | Big Picture Ranch and Area23a in partnership with Sustainable Works. Screening and Discussion moderated by Sarah Spitz, UC Master Gardener, Los Angeles County. A hopeful and uplifting story of the pioneers of the “Regenerative Movement” who produce tremendous quantities of nutritionally dense food and are working to balance the climate. | FREE 

Mar 1 | 4:30–8:30 pm | USC Eco Film + Media Arts Fest | USC School of Cinematic Arts | Exciting panel about telling impactful stories that entertain. 9 student films that explore environmental justice, sustainability, climate change, and more. | FREE 

Mar 7 | 6:30 pm | Cultivate: We Are The Seeds | Downtown LA | Trailer screening | Youth Climate Q+A W/ Filmmakers + Activists & Mixer to follow | FREE

Feb 21st | 7 pm | Maryam Zaree’s Born in Evin | Westlake |  Film Screening + Discussion with director presented by The Goethe-Institut, Villa Aurora and Thomas Mann House | In this powerful documentary, filmmaker and actress Maryam Zaree (UNDINE, NO HARD FEELINGS) embarks on a personal journey to uncover the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world. 

Feb 25th | 4:30 pm | We Dare To Dream  | Culver City | Optimist & Human Rights Watch (HRW) Los Angeles Film Club present an exclusive screening and panel featuring story of athletes from Iran, Syria, South Sudan, and Cameroon—all refugees who swim, run, and fight their way to opportunity and safety in host nations across the world. | DONATION | 

Feb 29th (canceled) | 6 pm | State of the Unity | Malibu | Creative Visions Sunset Screening Series –  including a Q&A and performance from the duo Jillian Speece and Nathaniel Hoff. In 2016, Brooklyn-based band, The Bergamot embarked on a timely journey to unite Americans by touring to all 50 States, performing music and inviting people to sign their message of unity on their station wagon.  Seated limited  | FREE |

Feb 29 | Should We Shrink to Save the Planet ? | Downtown LA | Night Of Idea | Timothée Parrique’s 2019 thesis is entitled “The political economy of degrowth.” He frequently writes on green growth and capitalism. His latest book, Ralentir ou périr (“slow down or die”) has received extensive media coverage in France. | FREE |

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With joy and gratitude,

Juliette & Nathalie