MAY: Thursday Night Movies - Dynamic Documentaries

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Description: 

Please join us for a relaxed evening of film, friends, and community. Surprise thematic snacks and beverages. Please feel free to BYOB or food to share.

Thursdays, 7pm | $5 requested donation

LOCATION: Ink Paper Plate, 11401 State Route 1, downtown Point Reyes at the Gas Station Bldg.


Thursday Movie Nights are sponsored by West Marin Workshop, produced by Miguel Kuntz, and curated this month by Keha McElwaine

The theme for May is Motion Pictures: Dynamic Documentaries

May 3rd - One Day Pina Asked...
An encounter between two of the most remarkable women artists of the 20th century, ONE DAY PINA ASKED... is Chantal Akerman's look at the work of choreographer Pina Bausch and her Wuppertal, Germany-based dance company. "This film is more than a documentary on Pina Bausch," a narrator announces at the outset, "it is a journey through her world, through her unwavering quest for love."

May 10th - ...And the Pursuit of Happiness
Energized and inspired by the 2008 elections, celebrated illustrator Maira Kalman traveled to Washington, D.C., launching a year-long investigation of American democracy and its workings. The result is an artist’s idiosyncratic vision of history and contemporary politics. 

May 17th Wild card?!  (TBD)

May 24th -  Harlan County, USA
Filmmaker Barbara Kopple documents the coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973. Eastovers refusal to sign a contract (when the miners joined with the United Mine Workers of America) led to the strike, which lasted more than a year and included violent battles between gun-toting company thugs/scabs and the picketing miners and their supportive women-folk. Kopple puts the strike into perspective by giving us some background on the historical plight of the miners and some history of the UMWA.

May 31st - Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers
A zesty paean of praise to the greater glories of garlic. This lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, cultivation and culinary/curative powers of the stinking rose features chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse and a flavorful musical soundtrack.

Posted by: 
Sirima Sataman

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