Documentary Voices 2024

February 7–April 24, 2024

Our annual series features an international array of recent and historical documentaries and nonfiction films.

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  • Richland

  • three sparks

  • I Heard it Through the Grapevine

  • Upcoming
  • Past
  • Past

Upcoming Films

  • Richland

    Irene Lusztig
    United States, 2023
    Wednesday, February 7 7 PM
    Irene Lusztig in Person

    Irene Lusztig’s portrait of Richland, Washington, contrasts the city’s uncannily idyllic surface with the murderous history and lies on which it was built. This is a trenchant accounting of the human and environmental price paid for a “good life.”

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  • Skip Norman: Collaborations

    Wednesday, February 14 7 PM
    Introduced by Deniz Göktürk

    Deeply collaborative, and with a political alignment that extended from the classroom to the streets, the work produced by the inaugural (1966) cohort of the DFFB rallied against the injustices they saw around them. With films by Harun Farocki, Helke Sander, and others.

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  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine

    Dick Fontaine
    United States, 1982

    New Digital Restoration

    Wednesday, February 21 7 PM
    Introduced by Stephen Best

    Dick Fontaine’s record of James Baldwin’s 1980 journey to visit the sites and speak with fellow survivors of the civil rights movement, I Heard It Through the Grapevine remains a timely and layered interrogation of American history. With Sedat Pakay’s portrait of Baldwin in Istanbul.

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  • three sparks

    Naomi Uman
    Mexico/Albania, 2023
    Wednesday, February 28 7 PM

    Continuing her focus on rural agricultural communities, traditions, and histories, Naomi Uman’s three sparks is a cinematic triptych showing the struggle and beauty of village life in the Albanian highlands. “A quicksilver vision of collective being” (Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Screen Slate).

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