April 30th - May 3rd, 2020
April 30th - May 3rd, 2020

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Afterward

Directed By: Ofra Bloch
Run Time: 95 mins

Ofra Bloch, a New York-based psychoanalyst specializing in trauma, was born in Jerusalem to a Jewish family that emigrated to Palestine in the 1920s. Disturbed by the resurgence of fascism and anti-Semitism around the world, Ofra travels to Germany, Israel, and Palestine to confront her own deep-seeded feelings about Germans and Palestinians, and the tensions between the Holocaust and the Nakba. In the process, she explores the nature of resistance and the possibility of hope.

6/1 | 5:30 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 3 | BUY NOW
6/2 | 2:00 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 3 | BUY NOW

Any One of Us

Directed By: Fernando Villena
Run Time: 87 mins

Q&A with Director Fernando Villena and Subjects Paul Basagoitia and Nichole Munk
Presented by: Red Bull Media House and in partnership with Wings For Life – Spinal Cord Research Foundation

When professional mountain biker Paul Basagoitia suffers a devastating spinal cord injury (SCI), his life is changed in an instant. Discovering that he’s become paralyzed, Paul begins a grueling battle against his own body and mind, in the hope of one day being able to walk again. After years of relentless hard work, intense physical therapy, and even controversial stem cell treatments, Paul slowly begins to build a new life for himself.

6/1 | 3:00 PM | Cole Auditorium | BUY NOW 

Artifishal

Directed By: Josh Murphy
Run Time: 79 mins

Artifishal is a film about wild rivers and wild fish that explores the high cost—ecological, financial and cultural—of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. The film traces the impact of fish hatcheries, and the extraordinary amount of public money wasted on an industry that hinders wild fish recovery, pollutes our rivers and contributes to the problem it claims to solve. Artifishal also dives beneath the surface of the open-water fish farm controversy, as citizens work to stop the damage done to public waters and our remaining wild salmon.

6/2 | 2:30 PM | Cole Auditorium | BUY NOW 

Balian

Directed By: Daniel McGuire
Run Time: 85 mins

The rise and fall of a traditional Balinese healer after being ‘discovered’ by Western tourists.

6/1 | 3:45 PM | Bow Tie | BUY NOW 

6/2 | 4:30 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 2 | BUY NOW 

Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Directed By: Mads Brügger
Run Time: 128 mins

Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a crime far worse than killing the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

6/2 | 7:00 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 2 | BUY NOW 

Community First, A Home for the Homeless

Directed By: Layton Blaylock
Run Time: 65 mins

A truly unique community transforming the lives of homeless people in Austin, TX.

5/31 | 12:30 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 2 | BUY NOW 

6/1 | 10:00 AM | Bow Tie – Theater 3 | BUY NOW 

I Want My MTV

Directed By: Tyler Measom and Patrick Waldrop
Run Time: 86 mins

A touchstone in the lives of millions of young people, as well as a home for musicians and filmmakers to display their frequently offbeat sense of artistic vision, upstart music network MTV burst onto televisions on August 1, 1981. Via a combination of the scrappy handful of young adults serving as hosts, the fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants production style, and the music mini-movies that were the foundation of the original channel, MTV was like nothing Americans had ever seen before.

6/2 | 4:00 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 1 | BUY NOW 

Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk

Directed By: Jason Baffa
Run Time: 80 mins

Q&A with Producer Jim Packer
Sponsored by: CAIS

Centuries old and enjoyed by tens of millions of people worldwide, golf is seen by many as more than a sport. Yet what do we know about the “other” person on the course? The man or woman behind the player carrying the bag? It is often said that a good caddie does three things: show up, keep up and shut up. But a great caddie wears many hats. They’re the player’s psychologist, mother/father figure, technical adviser and confidante. Whether familiar or new, these are stories that will make you rethink how you look at golf, and especially the job of the caddie.

6/2 | 5:00 PM | Cole Auditorium | BUY NOW 

Making Montgomery Clift

Directed By: Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon
Run Time: 88 mins

Montgomery Clift was one of the most influential actors in the history of cinema, bucking traditions on and off screen, but countless biographies have reduced him to labels like “tragically self-destructive” and “tormented.” Now, nephew Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon rigorously examine the flawed narratives that have come to define Monty’s legacy. Drawing on interviews with family and loved ones and a rich collection of unreleased archival materials from Monty and his brother, Brooks Clift, this fresh portrait of the actor’s passions, contributions and commitment to living and working in his own way gives one of Hollywood’s underappreciated legends his due.

Date: 6/2 | 11:00 AM | Bow Tie – Theater 2 | BUY NOW 

Midnight Family

Directed By: Luke Lorentzen
Run Time: 81 mins

In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.

5/30 | 8:30 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 3 | BUY NOW 
6/1 | 8:15 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 3 | BUY NOW 

Mike Wallace Is Here

Directed By: Avi Belkin
Run Time: 90 mins
Sponsored by: First Republic Bank

Q&A with Alison Pepper, Co-Producer of the film and a former Senior Producer at ’60 Minutes’ and Warren Lustig, Editor/Producer at ’60 Minutes’

For over half a century, 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world’s most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike’s storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today’s precarious tipping point.

Date: 5/30 | 6:00 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 1 | BUY NOW 

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Directed By: Stanley Nelson
Run Time: 115 mins

A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool: a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis.

5/31 | 6:30 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 3 | BUY NOW 

6/1 | 6:00 PM | Cole Auditorium | BUY NOW 

Pizza, A Love Story

Directed By: Gorman Bechard
Run Time: 80 mins
Sponsored by: The Connecticut Office of Film, Television & Digital Media

Q&A with Director Gorman Berchard

Most everyone has a passion for pizza, but only New Haven lays claim to the Holy Trinity of pizza joints with Sally’s, Pepe’s, and Modern. They are not only a cornerstone of New Haven’s Italian-American heritage, but also the establishments that set the bar for this immediately recognizable comfort food. National polls agree: these are the pizzas by which all others are measured. From the rusted wheels of Frank Pepe’s bread cart to the black charcoal on your very own fingertips, take a journey from old world Italy into present day New Haven.

5/31 | 12:15 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 1 | BUY NOW 

6/1 | 6:30 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 2 | BUY NOW 

The Map to Paradise

Directed By: James Sherwood and Danielle Ryan
Run Time: 95 mins
Sponsored by: The Nature Conservancy Connecticut

Q&A with Melissa Garvey, Nature Conservancy Director of Strategic Initiatives for Global Oceans

An adventure-filled and spectacularly gorgeous tale about the birth of the global movement to protect the sea. From underwater worlds of ice to glistening coral sanctuaries, discover what it takes to build a movement and to create positive change. Mixing colorful character-driven stories and hand-rendered animations, this film is a rare urgent environmental wake-up call that retains a sense of awe and wonder for the kind of beauty that is still possible.

5/31 | 7:00 PM | Cole Auditorium | BUY NOW 

Touching the Sky

Directed By: Ilanit Bauman, Enav Shenhar, Idan Shavit and Tamar Tal-Anati
Run Time: 65 mins
Underwritten by: Simon and Eve Colin Foundation

Community Partner: Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University
Female Israeli soldiers have had the right to apply to flight school for over twenty years. But only few have earned their wings, with the issue of gender still a major topic for cadets, officers and within society at large. We follow the young women who made it to the IAF’s most exclusive program, during the first six tense and intense months. From their first day at the academy through the ruthless cuts – some will stay the course but most will have to leave.

Date: 5/30 | 6:30 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 3 | BUY NOW 

Date: 5/31 | 10:30 AM | Bow Tie – Theater 3 | BUY NOW 

Wildland

Directed By: Alex Jablonski and Kahlil Hudson
Run Time: 76 mins

Filmed over one fire season, Wildland is a sweeping yet deeply personal account of a single wildland firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, dreams, and demons. What emerges is a rich story of working-class men — their exterior world, their interior lives and the fire that lies between.

5/30 | 4:30 PM | Bow Tie – Theater 3 | BUY NOW 

5/31 | 10:30 AM | Bow Tie – Theater 2 BUY NOW 

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