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Bergland Auditorium, Indiana University Northwest
Gary, IN
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SATURDAY - ALL DAY PASS -
The Saturday All Day Pass allows entry into all films and events on Saturday, October 19th - VETERANS OF COLOR | COLORBLIND: RETHINKING RACE | YELLING TO THE SKY | THEY DIE BY DAWN

See 4 films for the price of 3!

12 Noon
CHIRAQ | COLORBLIND FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSION ON RACE AND GUN VIOLENCE

For the past decade, Chicago has been enduring a violence epidemic, with a death toll in the thousands and casualties mirroring the losses experienced by the US army in Iraq war over the same period. Allowing its subjects to take centre stage and tell their stories in their own words, Robson-Scott's film, CHIRAQ is unflinchingly honest in its depiction of life on the streets of one of the most dangerous cities in America.

Colorblind: Rethinking Race  Dir Barbara Allen | USA 2013 | Director in Attendance
Colorblind takes an honest look at the effects of racism in America. The goal of the documentary is to bring clarity to the topic by presenting the modern expression of racism, exploring how these negative beliefs are unwittingly fosteredand recognizingthe people and projects that address racial inequality and promote racial healing. Nominated for 2 EMMYS.

3 PM
VETERANS OF COLOR Dir. Mark Parry | USA 55 Minutes

"Veterans of Color" explores the lives and experiences of African American servicemen and women who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The film provides a unique view into a seldom-told to show more aspects of American history, and into the lives of many of our country's veterans. Featuring excerpts of 31 oral histories from black veterans who were interviewed by the film's producer, Dr. Bernard Watson, this film brings the triumphs and tragedies of black veterans who fought for our country even when our country would not fight for black people.

Screens with The Silent Killer, a documentary short that focuses on the alarming rate of Black men affected by prostate cancer. Featuring interviews with former Gary Mayor Rudolph Clay, who succumbed to the disease in 2013.

6 PM
Women in the Director's Chair: YELLING TO THE SKY  Dir. Victoria Mahoney | USA 2012  94 min

Join Victoria Mahoney and Emmy Award winning director Barbara Allen as they take a critical look at women in the male dominated business of indie film. Followed by a screening of Mahoney's breakout film, "Yelling to the Sky"
YELLING TO THE SKY stars Zoƫ Kravitz as Sweetness O'Hara, an introspective and shy teenager who tries to blend into the crowded halls of her high school. But an increasingly complex home life and a growing threat at school soon carry her into a world of reckless ambivalence. Trailer http://youtu.be/Y5CSo_E3vpQ

Screens with two shorts by Ava DuVernay  
THE DOOR - The fifth Miu Miu Women's Tale, is a celebration of the transformative power of feminine bonds, and a symbolic story of life change. The Door stars Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Adepero Oduye and singer-songwriter Goapele.

SAY YES - explores the power of the affirmative, and the beauty that blossoms from embracing life. Inspired by the Fashion Fair lip color called Say Yes, award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay created this vision of what happens when you welcome the unexpected. Starring Kali Hawk and Lance Gross.

9PM - Late Night Popcorn Movie
THEY DIE BY DAWN - Dir Jeymes Samuel | USA 2013 | 51 min
Adult $10 | Youth (16 and under) | Seniors $7

HEY DIE BY DAWN is a film based on the true life African American Cowboys of the old west. With an all star cast including Giancarlo Esposito, Michael K Williams, Nate Parker, Jesse Williams, Rosario Dawson, Isaiah Washington, Erykah Badu, Bokeem Woodbine and Harry Lennix, the film sets out to tell the story of a showdown between the real life characters.

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Location

Bergland Auditorium, Indiana University Northwest (View)
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46404
United States


Categories

Film > Festivals

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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