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December 2016

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Friday Dec 2
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
BLOOD ON THE MOUNTAIN
Blood on the Mountain is a searing investigation into the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from industrial control in West Virginia. This feature documentary details the struggles of a hard-working, misunderstood people, who have historically faced limited choices and have never benefited fairly from the rich, natural resources of their land.



Saturday Dec 3
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
AN ARMADILLO CHRISTMAS
Join us for the reading of An Armadillo Christmas, an enchanting children's book written by Cressandra Thibodeaux and illustrated by Bill Megenhardt. You can purchase the book at this event!



Saturday Dec 3
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
TEXAS BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
Join us for a screening of 3-minute interviews recorded by Bill Howze and Lynn Herbert in 1993 the studios of: David McGee, Nic Nicosia, Greg Reuter, Bill Thomas, Toby Topek, Anne Wallace, Casey Williams, Helen Altman, Jesse Amado, Tr Arenz, The Art Guys, Eric Avery, Patricia Ruiz Bayon, Thomas Glassford, Kelli Scott Kelley.



Friday Dec 9
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Biliana Voutchkova & Michael Thieke
Biliana Voutchkova (Bulgaria/Berlin) - violin, voice Michael Thieke (Berlin) - clarinet 1st set: Free improvisation 2nd set: Blurred Music "Blurred Music derives from the duplication of various material in which the duo's own tape-recordings are almost identically duplicated by the live performance. The transitions between composition and improvisation grow vague losing their sharp edges.



Thursday Dec 15
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
CHRISTINE
Based on a true story -- the story of a woman who finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a spiraling personal life and career crisis. Christine, always the smartest person in the room at her local Sarasota, Florida news station, feels like she is destined for bigger things and is relentless in her pursuit of an on-air position in a larger market.



Saturday Dec 17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
BEST WORST THING
One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. For the first time, BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show's creation - and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast.



Sunday Dec 25
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
 
DON'T BLINK - ROBERT FRANK
Several years ago, Robert Frank consented to a request from Laura Israel, his trusted longtime editor and collaborator, to serve as the subject of a new film. Culling from many years of conversations while working and watching his films together, Israel brilliantly creates a portrait described by the New York Film Festival as a lively rummage sale of images, sounds, and recollected passages, unfathomable losses, and friendships that leaves audiences a fast and fleeting imprint of the life of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way, and is still standing on ground of his own making at the age of 90.



Sunday Dec 25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK tells the story of these years from the perspectives of the band, the fans, and their world. The film re-creates the touring experience through the eyes of the band members themselves, where every stop was an adventure. Along the way, the documentary delves into the inner workings of the group, how they made decisions, created their music, and built a collective career together.



Thursday Dec 29
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
EVA HESSE
As the wild ride of the 1960s came to a close, Eva Hesse, a 34 year-old German-born American artist was cresting the wave of a swiftly rising career. One of the few women recognized as central to the New York art scene, she had over 20 group shows scheduled for 1970 in addition to being chosen for a cover article in ArtForum Magazine. Her work was finally receiving both the critical and commercial attention it deserved. When she died in May, 1970 from a brain tumor, the life of one of that decades most passionate and brilliant artists was tragically cut short.


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