New Documentary Series!
Director in Person!
Q+A to follow screening. Tickets $10/$8 Brattle members, students, and seniors; No passes.
Directed by Jane Gillooly
TODAY THE HAWK TAKES ON CHICK captures day-to-day life in a rural society on the threshold of simultaneous collapse and reinvention. The Lubombo region of Swaziland suffers from the world’s highest prevalence of HIV and the lowest life expectancy. This observational film is told from the poignant perspective of three grandmothers (gogos) who have become instrumental in defining a new world order in the fight against the spread of HIV.
Special Jury Prize: Kinoteatre.doc, Moscow, Russia, 2010
Official Selection: Addis International Film Festival, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2010
Official Selection: Festival International de Films de Femmes, Créteil, France, 2010
About The DocYard:
For decades, Boston has been a center for documentary film making. It is a place where students come to learn and experiment, where some of documentary’s giants are teaching and creating new work, and where the craft is continuously nurtured and expanded. Today’s documentary filmmakers are breaking new ground that has its foundation, more often than not, in Boston’s rich legacy of documentary filmmaking.
The DocYard is a celebration of documentary filmmaking’s past, present and future. The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that will take place every two weeks at the Brattle Theatre in the summer of 2010. Every other Monday through June, July, and August, we will gather together to be introduced to new films and new filmmakers and connect with one another. We hope that each of these special events helps to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers.
Check out the DocYard site for complete schedule through August, plus more details as they become available. The DocYard is a collaboration between the LEF Foundation, Camden International Film Festival and Principle Pictures.