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World premiere of the 4K restoration by the DEFA Foundation in Berlin, Germany! A cinematic homage to the son of a former slave, the African American singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson (1898–1976). Introduction by Evan Torner, University of Cincinnati.
Mon, 6/12
A white couple living in East Germany in the 1960s tells their Black child that her skin color is purely by chance and has no meaning. This is what the girl believes, until, as a teenager, she accidentally discovers the truth: Lucien, her dad, was a student from Togo and her married mother had an affair with him. Introduction by Priscilla Layne, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Wed, 6/14
In this hypnotically cinematic love letter flowing through time and generations, director Chloe Abrahams probes raw questions her mother and grandmother have long brushed aside, tenderly untangling painful knots in her family’s unspoken past.
Thu, 6/29
This coming-of-age psychodrama tells the true story of the kidnapping of scholar and activist Jan Philipp Reemtsma, told from the point of view of his 13-year-old son, Johann.
Sun, 7/2
Post-film Q&A with director Ido Mizrahy and astronaut and film subject Catherine “Cady” Coleman. Social isolation affects millions of people—even Mars-bound astronauts. This documentary, an official selection of Sundance 2023, follows a NASA psychologist tasked with protecting these daring explorers.
Thu, 8/17
LAST THINGS is an experimental 16mm film that examines evolution and extinction from the point of view of rocks and various future others. The geo-biosphere is introduced as a place of evolutionary possibility, where humans disappear but life endures.
Thu, 9/21