Monday, October 17

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Audrie & Daisy

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Directors: Bonni Cohen Shenk & Jon Shenk

Film Details: 95 min, 2015, USA, color, DCP

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Director Bonni Cohen will attend in person for Q&A.


AUDRIE & DAISY tells the story of two teenage girls who went to parties, drank alcohol, passed out, and were sexually assaulted by guys they thought were their friends.  In the aftermath, both girls discovered that the crimes were documented on cell phones.  Video and pictures were passed around.  Their lives were changed forever.

AUDRIE & DAISY is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. From acclaimed filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (The Island President, The Rape of Europa), AUDRIE & DAISY — which made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival — takes a hard look at American’s teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.

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BONNI COHEN (Director, Producer): Since co-founding Actual Films in 1998, Bonni Cohen has produced and directed an array of award-winning films, including THE ISLAND PRESIDENT, INSIDE GUANTANAMO, THE RAPE OF EUROPA, and WONDERS ARE MANY among many others. She recently Executive Produced 3.5 MINUTES, which has its premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and will air this Fall on HBO.  She also executive produced ART AND CRAFT, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.  Bonni is the co-founder of the Catapult Film Fund.

JON SHENK (Director, Director of Photography): Jon Shenk is an award-winning director and cinematographer based in San Francisco, California. Most recently, Shenk directed and photographed THE ISLAND PRESIDENT, which won Best Documentary at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Shenk was the DP for the Academy Award- winning SMILE PINKI (2009) and won an Emmy for BLAME SOMEBODY ELSE (2007, PBS/EXPOSÉ). Shenk directed and photographed LOST BOYS OF SUDAN, Independent Spirit Award winner in 2004 and he co-directed and photographed DEMOCRACY AFGHAN STYLE (2004).  Early in his career, he directed and photographed THE BEGINNING (1999), a chronicle of George Lucas’s STAR WARS: EPISODE I.

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Prior to tonight’s feature, the DocYard will present two short video works from Rachel Brian of the Providence-based Blue Seat Studios.  The mission of Blue Seat Studios is to educate with humor and to address difficult topics with playful animation.

Tea and Consent (2015, 3 min, digital file)
Consent is simple as tea.  A collaboration between British blogger Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios, this video compares sex to tea.

“Don’t make them drink it. Just because you made it doesn’t mean you are entitled to watch them drink it.”

James is Dead (2016, 2.5 min, digital file)
Flipping the script on victim blaming, two college women lament the untimely demise of James.

“I’m just saying, if you don’t want to get stabbed in the neck, maybe wear a turtleneck sweater!”

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