Tag: documentary

I Am Human – February 12th, 7pm

I Am Human – Film Screening & Panel Discussion, February 12th 7pm

Tickets available here!

Winner of four “Best Feature” awards following its premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, I AM HUMAN chronicles the emotional journeys of three real-world pioneers with implantable brain interfaces – a paraplegic, blind retiree, and an artist struggling with Parkinson’s – and the scientists and entrepreneurs on the frontlines of pressing technical and ethical quandaries.

Will the same technology that cures disease lead to super human abilities, telepathic communication, and cognitive enhancement? From the research lab to the operating table, I AM HUMAN follows humanity’s march down a new evolutionary path, unpacking the emerging complexity and real world possibilities of a technology that challenges the very essence of what it means to be human.

Directed by Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby, I AM HUMAN premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. See what others are saying about the movie: Wired | The Big Think | CBS News

I Am Human – February 12th, 7pm

I Am Human – Film Screening & Panel Discussion, February 12th 7pm

Tickets available here!

Winner of four “Best Feature” awards following its premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, I AM HUMAN chronicles the emotional journeys of three real-world pioneers with implantable brain interfaces – a paraplegic, blind retiree, and an artist struggling with Parkinson’s – and the scientists and entrepreneurs on the frontlines of pressing technical and ethical quandaries.

Will the same technology that cures disease lead to super human abilities, telepathic communication, and cognitive enhancement? From the research lab to the operating table, I AM HUMAN follows humanity’s march down a new evolutionary path, unpacking the emerging complexity and real world possibilities of a technology that challenges the very essence of what it means to be human.

Directed by Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby, I AM HUMAN premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. See what others are saying about the movie: Wired | The Big Think | CBS News

Broadway Treasures – December 21st, 6pm

Broadway Treasures (2019)

A Love Letter to the Historic Theaters of Los Angeles

A film by Haeyong Moon

Through interviews with historians, theater owners, preservationists and Los Angeles natives, find out why so many are still in love with these theaters. Also, why it’s important to preserve them for future generations.

The film encourages you to explore a historic theater near you. Treasure what remains of the past and imagine what went on behind the red curtains.

More info on: http://www.mooncinema.com.

Note: Tickets can be purchased at the door via cash, venmo or paypal.

 

Tickets available online here!

We Shall Not Die Now – December 3rd, 7pm

Join director Ashton Gleckman and Dr. Michael Berenbaum (Holocaust Historian, Curator at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum) for the Los Angeles premiere of “We Shall Not Die Now,” a documentary film chronicling the Holocaust. Seventy-five years after the conclusion of the war, the film explores not only the horrific human tragedy and what we can learn from it, but also the resilience of those that rebuilt their lives in spite of the unimaginable. Told by the survivors and liberators who experienced it first hand such as Cantor Moshe Taube (number twenty-two on Schindler’s List) and Ben Ferencz (concentration camp liberator and last living prosecutor of the Nuremberg trials), We Shall Not Die Now is a journey of despair, hope, and the triumph of the human spirit through history’s darkest hour. Following the event, there will be a Q&A discussion with Ashton and Dr. Berenbaum. Learn more at www.weshallnotdienowmovie.com

LA Chinese Film Festival – In Character – October 27th, 4:25pm

In Character – Documentary Feature + Q&A

To bring their characters to life, 13 actors agreed to voluntarily live in an isolated arsenal of Sichuan Province, relinquishing any contact from the outside world to experience the way of life from the Cultural Revolution in an experience tantamount to a social experiment. They wore costumes from the period and listened to the music of that time. When one of the actors requests a leave of absence, surprising and frightening changes come over the other actors, and an unexpected struggle ensues.

Director: Tracy Dong

Length: 74 mins

LA Chinese Film Festival – Confucian Dream – October 26th, 3:15pm

Confucian Dream – Documentary Feature + Q&A

Chaoyan is a young wife and mother with a steady job living in a giant city. Her life is comfortable, but she increasingly finds emptiness at home with her young son Chen, her husband Mei, and his mother. Chaoyan met Mei when he was a young man with big dreams. Now, with a utilitarian focus on money, he isn’t that way anymore.

But Chaoyan discovers ancient teachings that her generation has forgotten: Confucianism. Daily she reads and recites mantras on themes of morality and harmony, and in them, she sees hope for her estranged family. She insists that Chen join her studies, so he can absorb these values from an early age.

Mei finds their studies excessive but reluctantly allows Chen to attend a classics summer camp. Chaoyan pushes him to allow their son to attend a year-round traditional school, but he firmly refuses. Split across different values, the family’s conflicts intensify, and their ties weaken. In this zealous pursuit of harmony, Chaoyan and her family instead find themselves approaching a breaking point from which they might never recover.

Director: Mijie Li

Length: 87 mins

LA Chinese Film Festival – Body Talk – October 26th, 11:20am

Body Talk – Documentary Feature

Is this my body? Who am I? As the carrier of a spirit and will, how does a woman’s body struggle, jostle, collide, and merge with all things other than themselves. The body seems to follow the mind as merely its shell or tool. However the body does possess memory. A tired body, an injured body, a sick body, a fat body, a visible or invisible body, a body nourishing life, or a decaying and aging body… Have you looked at your own body carefully? Everything about you is buried amongst the hair, deep in your skin, down in your viscera and bowels, or within those millions of nerves. No matter whether you have forgotten about them, your body still remembers. In this film we interviewed thirty women, through the clips of their interspersed interviews the film implicitly discusses the “birth, aging, and illnesses” of the body during the course of life. Through their talks, we are led into the diverse female body experience. The film experience thus is akin to secretive women’s talk emitting a feminine and flowing tone.

Director: Singing Chen

Length: 82 mins