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April 2017

I Am Not Your Negro

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:35 pm
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road,
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, “Remember This House.” Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Raoul Peck, the film envisions the book Baldwin never completed - a radical narration about race in America, through the lives and assassinations of three of his friends: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcom X., using only the writer’s original words. Nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary.   “One…

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May 2017

The Lovers and the Despot

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:38 pm
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road,
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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In 1970s South Korea, actor Choi Eun-hee and her ex-husband, film director Shin Sang-ok, were divorced, estranged and both struggling with stalled careers. Unfortunately, both their lives seemed changed forever when they were individually kidnapped in 1978 by their biggest fan, Kim Jong-il, despot of North Korea. With persuasion and brute force, the movie obsessed Kim planned to use them to develop the Hermit Kingdom's film industry and get it out of its mindless propaganda mentality. Through the words of…

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Mr. Gaga

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road,
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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MR. GAGA tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. An artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance, he is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director Tomer…

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The Birder’s Guide to Everything

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:26 pm
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road,
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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In this independent film starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alex Wolff and Sir Ben Kingsley, two teenage birders set out to find a (possibly) extinct Labrador Duck, but discover a great deal more along the way. David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history. “A smart, likeable, coming of…

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Peter and the Farm

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:31 pm
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road,
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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Peter Dunning is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 acres in Vermont. The land's 38 harvests have seen the arrivals and departures of three wives and four children, leaving Peter with only animals and memories. The arrival of a film crew causes him to confront his history and his legacy, passing along hard-won agricultural wisdom even as he doubts the meaning of the work he is fated to perform until death. Haunted by alcoholism and…

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An Elegant Utility

May 28 @ 12:00 am
Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St.,
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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An Elegant Utility explores the creation of place, identity and the Northwest African American community that has historically characterized Seattle’s Central District neighborhood. Featuring a collection of artifacts, including photographs, utilitarian house hold belongings, and legal ledgers, An Elegant Utility examines how the personal history of artist Inye Wokoma’s familial lineage, the Green family, serves as an entry point through which the larger story of African-Americans in Seattle, is reflected. In this exhibition, Wokoma creates a kind of sanctum encompassing the lifelong possessions…

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January 2020

3rd Thursday Film: MR. GAGA

January 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way,
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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An intimate documentary immersing us in the beauty of contemporary dance through an exclusive, behind-the-curtain look at renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin, artistic director of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company. Eight years in the making, the film by acclaimed director Tomer Heymann (PAPER DOLLS) immerses the audience in the unique creative process behind Batsheva’s unique performances. Using rehearsal footage, extensive unseen archive materials, and stunning dance sequences, MR. GAGA tells the fascinating story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern…

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