Documentary film

Man on Wire, a documentary film will be screened @ 6:30 pm on July 5th, 2016 in the Earl Elliot Room.

On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame       seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century.

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Date: July 5th, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Earl Elliot Room (1st floor)
Rating: PG-13

When We Were Kings, a documentary film will be screened @ 6:30 pm on June 28th, 2016 in the Earl Elliot Room.

It's 1974, Muhammed Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Forman is ten years younger and the Heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants to make a name for himself and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another, and when they accept, King has only to come up with the money. He finds a backer in Mobutu Sese Suko, the dictator of Zaire and the "Rumble in the Jungle" is set.

   

Dogtown and Z-Boys, a documentary film will be screened @ 6:30 pm on June 21st, 2016 in the Earl Elliot Room.

Dogtown and Z-boys is a 2005 documentary about a group of kids who virtually revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive style,  awe-inspiring moves and street smarts, and in the process, transformed youth culture forever. Captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals  only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing, who used abandoned swimming pools to sharpen their skills.

 

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Undefeated, a documentary film will be screened @ 6:30 pm on June 7th, 2016 in the Earl Elliot Room.

 

No hope. No future. Until a football season united a team and revealed the character that turned them into heroes. Undefeated is the   inspiring and moving tale of three   underprivileged student-athletes from  Inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach, Bill Courtney, trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

Date: June, 7th 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Earl Elliot Room (1st floor)
Rating:  PG-13

 

Can't Sleep? We can help: Documentaries about Poets

cover art poetry in motionIt would take a genuine, back-slapping-swimming-pool-blue-sportcoat-and-shiny-white-loafers-with-matching-belt-wearing used car salesman with 90 proof snake oil coursing through his double-thick Teflon-coated veins to convince most folks to read a blog on this particular subject—I'm talking some mutant mix of Tony Robbins, the late Billy Mays and LBJ in his arm-twisting-brow-beating-Uncle-Lyndie-with-a-lollipop-cooing prime.

This is a subject so fearsomely, so ostentatiously, dull that if your eyes are not by now rolling up into your head like slot machine tumblers you should think about a career as a statue. The very thought of documentaries about poets is so baroquely and perversely boring as to produce uncontrollable yawning in double espresso drinking Chihuahuas. I've nodded off twice already, and I (heaven help me) actually care about this stuff.

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