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Inspiration – Special Block

A Day in the Life of Kik Pool

Director: Danny Kim
Runtime: 33 minutes

Beginning in the quiet, pre-dawn hours, a public pool provides a place for the community to gather: to stay in shape, to learn an important skill, and to simply have fun. But as the day progresses, it becomes clear that a public pool is much more than that — it is almost a living thing: shifting and changing with the different people who use it, nurturing the community and strengthening friendships and family bonds. In some ways, the pool symbolizes life itself.


Director: Christopher Romano
Runtime: 16:11 minutes

Fly fishing and tour guiding is a way of life for most Belizeans. Somehow, Eworth Garbutt has figured out how to be the best at it. This film shows why.


Director: Christopher Stoudt
Runtime: 18 minutes

Nestled in the woods outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Camp ALEC is a sleepaway camp for kids who are non-speaking. Despite being smart, capable individuals in every sense, disabilities like autism, cerebral palsy, and verbal apraxia have made it impossible for these campers — along with 1.3% of the US population — to vocalize speech. To express themselves, they use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices that translate their composed messages into audible speech.

The Day I Became Alive

Director: Derek Dienner
Runtime: 12:23 minutes

At 31, Derek Dienner was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. Faced with his own mortality, Derek learned how to turn tragedy into a motivator for change. As Derek reflected on his journey, he realized August 24th, 2017 was not the day he was diagnosed with cancer, but the day he became alive.

Screening Info

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2pm
Venue: Reading IMAX Theater
Address: 30 N 2nd St, Reading
Tickets: $10

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