Continuing our evening of Kickstarter-funded films are the animated shorts "World of Tomorrow" and “Submarine Sandwich,” leading up to the feature documentary T-REX, centering on a 17-year-old's quest to become the first gold medalist in Olympic women’s boxing. You must RSVP here to attend this free screening.
In the cloistered world of classical ballet, very few prima ballerinas are black women; among them is San Pedro native Misty Copeland. This graceful documentary offers an intimate look at her life, from triumph in Igor Stravinsky's Firebird, to arduous recovery, to a third act where she has returned to the ABT stage and emerged as a pop star. This free screening is for current American Cinematheque Members, who will receive an email invitation to RSVP. If you are not a Member and wish to become one to attend this event, please find information on joining here.
GRIT AND WHIMSY VI: THE BEST OF RECENT BELGIAN CINEMA
In 1929, Raymond Borremans left Europe for Africa, spending a half-century there and trying to create the continent’s first encyclopedia, but only reaching the letter “N” before his death. This magical film blurs the line between fiction and documentary, using the eccentric Frenchman’s life – and afterlife - as a jumping-off point to examine the complex relationship between Western academic traditions, the mysteries of the African continent and the legacy of colonialism.