Tarab

Tarab Director: Jennifer HanleyRuntime: 88 minutes Mena Isaac is a single, successful Lebanese-American lawyer, married to her career. Sarah, her mother, desperately wants grandchildren and even arranges some “dates” (including, unwittingly, one with a gay Lebanese man). But Mena is getting older and Sarah is losing hope. Although, the Isaacs are a modern Lebanese-American family, […]

From Liberty to Captivity

From Liberty to Captivity Director: Debbie Wright Runtime: 132 minutes From Liberty to Captivity examines how one of America’s original 13 states, Pennsylvania, went from a place that represented the fight for freedom historically and now has become a state where modern-day slavery is flourishing – threatening the principle of “liberty and justice for all.” […]

Ako

Ako Director: Nabi GholizadehRuntime: 82 minutes Tehran’s Grand Bazaar. Every product has a story and every porter has a secret. Ako does not want anyone to know his secret Screening Info Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 4pmVenue: Reading IMAX TheaterAddress: 30 N 2nd St, ReadingTickets: $10

The Worry Doll

The Worry Doll Director: Brandon C. LayRuntime: 110 minutes After a series of unexplainable night terrors Tess (Syd Stauffer) becomes obsessed with finding her estranged sister, Janie (Karisa Hope). Tess and her best friend Ashlyn (Kate Huges) enlist her sister’s ex girlfriend Tick-Tick (Jenna McBreen) to help search for her in the drug underworld. Screening […]

Power to Heal: Medicare & the Civil Rights Revolution

Power to Heal: Medicare & the Civil Rights Revolution Director: Charles Burnett, Daniel LoewenthalRuntime: 56 minutes POWER TO HEAL: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. Central to the story is the tale of how a new […]

Gender Issues – Shorts Block

Film block sponsored by UNSOLICTED Director: Meg CookRuntime: 1 minute A woman’s initial excitement at getting a message quickly turns sour. Based on the all too common experience of receiving an unsolicited ‘dick pic’. CRADLE OF SILENCE Director: Mostafa MehrabanRuntime: 10 minutes Rasoul has to deliver a cradle to his martyr friend’s widow. With Rasoul […]

Capturing the Flag

Capturing the Flag Director: Anne de MareRuntime: 76 minutes In 2013, in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court invalidates the part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requiring certain states to submit changes in voting laws to the Justice Department for approval. Almost immediately, certain states take voter suppression measures such as enacting voter […]

Immigration & Refugees Block

Are You Volleyball?! Director: Mohammad Bakhshi Runtime: 15 minutes A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can’t keep going. They conflict with border soldiers everyday till a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups. Elephantbird Director: Masoud Soheili Runtime: 15 minutes A mini-bus […]

Strange Tenants: Ska’d for Life

Strange Tenants: Ska’d for Life Director: Fiona CochraneRuntime: 58 minutes Strange Tenants were the “Godfathers of Australian Ska”, emerging in the 1980s in the wake of UK two-tone ska bands like The Specials but producing original political ska songs unlike most other Australian ska bands. 36 years later they’re still around and still political. Screening […]

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