Monday, December 14

The DocYard Presents (previous events)Special Events Archive

Crocodile Gennadiy

BUY TICKETS

The DocYard presents CROCODILE GENNADIY

Director Steve Hoover will attend in person for Q&A.

Official Selection of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Details: 2015, USA, 97 min
Filmmakers: Steve Hoover (Director), Danny Yourd (Producer)

Synopsis: “After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine’s social and political institutions faced massive change, including an increasingly corrupt government and crippled infrastructure. A number of the nation’s youth wound up homeless and addicted to a lethal cocktail of injected cold medicine and alcohol. In the early 2000s a pastor from Mariupol named Gennadiy Mokhnenko took up the fight against child homelessness by forcibly abducting street kids and bringing them to his Pilgrim Republic rehabilitation center—the largest organization of its kind in the former Soviet Union. Gennadiy’s ongoing efforts and unabashedly tough love approach to his city’s problems has made him a folk hero for some, and a lawless vigilante to others. Despite criticism, Gennadiy is determined to continue his work. Using gripping footage that follows the self-appointed savior’s mission over the course of fifteen years, interspersing imagery from a popular Soviet animated TV show, Crocodile Gennadiy is a bold and captivating portrait of a man fighting to change Ukraine for the better, as its place in a tense political landscape hangs in the balance.”
—Ian Hollander / Tribeca Film Festival
 
httpv://vimeo.com/121205149
 


FRONTLINE Shorts

The DocYard will present a short documentary from the award-winning PBS series, FRONTLINE, prior to this feature screening. FRONTLINE has served as American public television’s flagship public affairs series since 1983. Described by The Atlantic as “the best news program on television,” the series has built a reputation for powerful investigative storytelling that tackles the tough, controversial and complex stories that shape our times. More than 180 FRONTLINE documentaries are streaming in full, for free, online.

Tonight’s featured short film is SOUNDS OF SOLITARY.

Description: Think it’s the isolation that drives some solitary confinement prisoners crazy? It might actually be the intense noise. With extraordinary access, FRONTLINE brings you inside a maximum security solitary confinement unit in Maine.

Credits:
Written and Directed by DAN EDGE
Produced by DAN EDGE, ELIZABETH C. JONES, LAUREN MUCCIOLO


About The DocYard:

For decades, Boston has been a center for documentary filmmaking. 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 filmmakers are breaking new ground that has its foundation, more often than not, in Boston’s rich documentary legacy.

Celebrating what is innovative, interesting, and inspiring in documentary, The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that takes place every other Monday. Their goal is to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers through each of these special events.


Buy Tickets – The DocYard:

Click a showtime to purchase tickets:

  • Monday 12/14 at 7:00 PM

Tickets $11 General Public, $9 Members & Students. DocYard Season Passes Accepted. Brattle passes not accepted.