Date: Monday, January 26, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.
Completely deaf and adrift from the people he loved, Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Ninth Symphony as an act of transcendence near the end of his life, in 1824. Looking into his own abyss, Beethoven wrote his Ode to Joy for himself, for the people of his day, and for all generations to come.
Today, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony resonates still as the international anthem of hope. The Ninth buoyed the protesters in Tiananmen Square, provided solace to those struggling for freedom in Pinochet’s Chile, and continues to fill seats in symphony halls and karaoke bars from London to Tokyo and Cape Town. Following The Ninth captures the power and beauty of Beethoven’s grand and world-transforming achievement, touching the lives of people around the world for nearly 200 years.
Beethoven’s Ninth offers beauty in the face of suffering, presenting ideas all can understand: art allows us to transcend, heal, repair, and bring people together across every boundary that divides us.
The key line from Fredrich’s Schiller’s poem set to music by Beethoven in the Ninth, Alle Menschen werden Bruder (All Men Will Become Brothers) makes this monumental symphony a constant reminder of our human potential for creating a more sensitive and humane connection to everything and everyone around us.
Following the Ninth is a cinematic celebration of the most profound musical testament to tolerance, peace and connection across all borders the world has shared for centuries. A tapestry of cultures, musicality, voices and ideas, Following the Ninth traces an indelible path from Beethoven’s pen to the sights and sounds of virtually every corner of the world where his final symphony has sounded. Join us.
Date: Monday, February 2, 2015
Brown traveled to small towns and major cities across Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the environmental disaster. Years later, the Southern Americans still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion provide first-hand accounts of their ongoing experience, long after the story has faded from the front page.
Date: Monday, February 9, 2015
Over at Concordia Lutheran Church, Pastor Jay Reinke is driven to deliver the migrants some dignity. Night after night, he converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center, opening the church’s doors to allow the “Overnighters” (as he calls them) to stay for a night, a week or longer. They sleep on the floor, in the pews and in their cars in the church parking lot. Many who take shelter with Reinke are living on society’s fringes and with checkered pasts, and their presence starts affecting the dynamics of the small community. The congregants begin slinging criticism and the City Council threatens to shut the controversial Overnighters program down, forcing the pastor to make a decision which leads to profound consequences that he never imagined.
Director Jesse Moss' award-winning documentary The Overnighters engages and dramatizes a set of universal societal and economic themes: the promise and limits of re-invention, redemption and compassion, as well as the tension between the moral imperative to “love thy neighbor” and the resistance that one small community feels when confronted by a surging river of desperate, job-seeking strangers.
Date: Monday, February 16, 2015
KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON highlights Terry’s friendship with the preternaturally gifted Justin Kauflin, who suffers from ebilitating stage fright. Not long after Kauflin is invited to compete in an elite Jazz competition, Terry’s health takes a turn for the worse. As the clock ticks, we see two friends confront the toughest challenges of their lives.
Terry, now 93, was Quincy Jones’ first teacher, and mentor to Miles Davis. He is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s bands. In the ‘60s Terry broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician at NBC – on The Tonight Show.
Kauflin’s work on the film’s score with composer Dave Grusin sets the tone for a story covering decades. KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON is a film crafted with great affection by Hicks – another former student of Terry’s – a grace note for his teacher, infused with soulfulness and serendipity.
Quincy Jones who also counts Terry as his mentor. Jones came on board as producer after walking into the film as one of its subjects, discovering Justin’s talent purely by chance during a visit at Clark’s home.
Date: Monday, February 23, 2015
Maier’s massive body of work would come to light when in 2007 her work was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually impact the world over and change the life of the man who championed her work and brought it to the public eye, John Maloof.
Currently, Vivian Maier’s body of work is being archived and cataloged for the enjoyment of others and for future generations. John Maloof is at the core of this project after reconstructing most of the archive, having been previously dispersed to the various buyers attending that auction. Now, with roughly 90% of her archive reconstructed, Vivian’s work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of Street Photography.
Date: Monday, March 2, 2015
With extraordinary access to the key individuals involved in the case – including Adam, his passionately supportive parents, and his startlingly candid compatriots — THE KILL TEAM is an intimate look at the personal stories so often lost inside the larger coverage of the longest war in US history.
Date: Monday, March 9, 2015
Date: Monday, March 16, 2015
PARENTAL ADVISORY GUIDE
WHERE WAS GOD? is not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America. While the film does not contain any adult language, sexual content, or violence; WHERE WAS GOD? is a detailed non-fictional account of a great tragedy. The themes of death, mortality, and grief are present in the film. We advise parents to use their best judgement when deciding whether or not this film may be appropriate for their children.