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Monday, August 30, 2010

Special Events ArchiveThe DocYard Presents (previous events)

The Philosopher Kings

New Documentary Series!
Director in Person!

Q+A to follow screening. Tickets $10/$8 Brattle members, students, and seniors; No passes.

Directed by Patrick Shen

In search of wisdom found in unlikely places, THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS takes us on a journey through the halls of the most prestigious colleges and universities in America to learn from the staff members who see it all and have been through it all: the custodians. This thought-provoking, feature-length documentary interweaves the untold stories of triumph and tragedy from the members of society who are often disregarded and ignored, and seeks out the kind of wisdom that gets you through the day and the lessons one learns from surviving hard times, lost loves, and shattered dreams. THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS gives us the opportunity to learn from eight incredible individuals whom we would never have otherwise taken a moment out of our day to acknowledge.

“A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.” – Chinese Proverb

Emerging Cinematic Vision Award: Camden International Film Festival
Nominated Best Documentary: Silverdocs
Official Selection: San Francisco International Documentary Film Festival
Nominated Best Documentary: Calgary International Film Festival

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.

Related Links:

The Philosopher Kings official site
The DocYard

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