Monday Movies at Magic Lantern
The Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Magic Lantern and The Black Lens, is hosting a series of eight award-winning independent documentary films at the Magic Lantern in downtown Spokane. All films begin at 7 p.m. and are followed by a discussion about the film with the audience and special guests, co-facilitated by Alliance Executive Director Wendy Levy and Black Lens editor Sandra Williams. Tickets are $8 per film, and $59 if you purchase the series. Films include: Bending The Arc, about a team of visionary young doctors who battle the medical establishment to provide health care for the poor; Unrest, by young Harvard grad student Jen Brea, whose life is derailed by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Motherland, a story about a remarkable and unbelievably busy public maternity hospital in the Philippines; Swim Team, a captivating story about the New Jersey Hammerheads, where all the swimmers are on the autism spectrum; The Waiting Room, a humane and gritty film about patients and doctors in an inner-city hospital ER; Private Violence, a gripping personal chronicle of surviving domestic violence and standing up for survivors; Genius of Marian, a race-against-time saga of multiple generations of Alzheimers in a family, as told through the eyes of the son and grandson; and Revolutionary Optimists, where some of the poorest slum kids in Kolkata try to tackle some of the most persistent health challenges in their community…and win.