SCREENING: The Square
The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years. The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience.
SCREENING: Inequality For All
Directed by Jacob Kornbluth and narrated by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Inequality for All explores how the widening income gap – currently at an historic high – affects Americans, our economy, and democracy itself. Told through expert interviews, personal accounts, and animated graphics, the film brings the abstract concept of income inequality to the masses, and demonstrates how inequality really does harm us all.
ARTICLE: How ESPN’s ‘Let Them Wear Towels’ Could Influence Women Who Want To Write About Sports
A personal take on ESPN's Nine for IX documentary "Let Them Wear Towels", exploring how the film can inspire young women interested in sports journalism.
Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, Bridegroom is a documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship — a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death– of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized– is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.
SCREENING: “Venus Vs” and “Let Them Wear Towels”
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX and the continuing struggles that women face for equality, ESPN Films and espnW have created the Nine for IX film series, which will air on ESPN this summer. The two films being screened – "Venus Vs." and "Let Them Wear Towels" – explore the struggle for workplace equality for women through the lens of two remarkable stories from the world of sports.
SCREENING: ‘A Grand Threat’ and ‘Watershed’
The Center for American Progress’s Reel Progress film series and the DC Environmental Film Festival are excited to present a special double-feature screening of the short film “A Grand Threat” and the documentary “Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West."
SCREENING: Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Center for American Progress's Reel Progress film series screened of Beasts of the Southern Wild, followed by a panel discussion with the film's Oscar-nominated director/writer, producers, and breakout star.
SCREENING: Electoral Dysfunction
Electoral Dysfunction, a feature-length documentary created by a team of award-winning filmmakers, uses humor and wit to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America.The film stars the brilliant political humorist Mo Rocca, a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, a panelist on NPR’s hit quiz show Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!, and a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
SCREENING: Hunger Hits Home
America has a problem – one in five of our children struggles with hunger. It’s not something we like to talk about, but childhood hunger is a crisis, right here at home.
SCREENING: Love Free or Die
"Love Free or Die" is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats every day since.
SCREENING: A Better Life
Join award-winning director Chris Weitz and star actor Demian Bichir in a special screening of A Better Life, a heart breaking tale of the lives of today’s immigrants.
SCREENING: Tony & Janina’s American Wedding
After 18 years in America, Tony and Janina Wasilewski's family is torn apart when Janina is deported back to Poland, taking their 6-year-old son Brian with her. Set on the backdrop of Chicago, and featuring Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez , a leading champion of immigration reform, this film follows the Wasilewski's three-year struggle to be reunited.
Made by international award-winning documentary maker David Sington, "The Flaw" tells the story of the credit bubble that caused the financial crash.
"La Americana" is an intimate documentary following Carmen, an undocumented immigrant, on a journey from Bolivia to New York City and back as she struggles to save the life of her ailing daughter. Her unforgettable story is woven into the current immigration crisis in the United States, putting a human face on this timely and controversial issue.
No Impact Man
Author Colin Beavan, in research for his next book, began the No Impact Project in November 2006. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no long avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin leaves behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year.