The DocYard August Screenings
The DocYard has been producing some of the most lively and current programming in the area this summer with an outstanding collection of diverse films- from the latest festival discoveries to current features.
We are thrilled to have two CID films screening August 2nd & 16th, and encourage everyone to support this wonderful series and take an opportunity to meet the filmmakers behind Speaking in Tongues and Today The Hawk Takes One Chick.
..August 2nd & 16th at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. (MAP)
..Visit The DocYard website: http://www.thedocyard.com
Speaking in Tongues – August 2 at 7pm
Directed by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider (Q&A to follow)
What would it be like if your parents put you in a school where the teacher
spoke a foreign language?
Speaking in Tongues uses this scenario to explore the provocative notion that being bilingual can be a national asset. Taking us beyond rote arguments and stereotypes, this intimate film witnesses the joys and challenges of four diverse children on their journey to become global citizens. Enter their world and ask, today is knowing one language enough?
Official Selection: Audience Award 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival, Columbus International Film Festival, IFP.
Visit the film website: http://www.patchworksfilms.net/coming_soon.html
Today The Hawk Takes One Chick – August 16 at 7pm
Directed by Jane Gillooly (Q&A to follow)
Today the Hawk Takes One Chick captures day-to-day life in a rural society on the threshold of simultaneous collapse and reinvention. The Lubombo region of Swaziland suffers from the world’s highest prevalence of HIV and the lowest life expectancy. This observational film is told from the poignant perspective of three grandmothers (gogos) who have become instrumental in defining a new world order in the fight against the spread of HIV.
Official Selection • KINOTEATR.DOC Moscow, Russia. AWARD SPECIAL JURY PRIZE. 2010 • ADDIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Addis Ababa, Ethopia. 2010 •.FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS DE FEMMES Créteil, France. 2010
Visit the film website: http://janegillooly.com/currentprojects.html