Wednesday, July 12, 7:30 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre | Brookline, MA
STEP is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. This all female school is reshaping the futures of its students’ lives by making it their goal to have every member of their senior class accepted to and graduate from college, many of whom will be the first in their family to do so. Deeply insightful and emotionally inspiring, STEP embodies the true meaning of sisterhood through a story of courageous young women worth cheering for.
The screening will be followed by a Q+A with Director/Producer Amanda Lipitz and Cast Members Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari McIntyre, and Paula Dofat.
Moderated by The Boston Globe Arts Editor, Rebecca Ostriker
Monday, June 26, 7 pm
Somerville Theatre | Somerville, MA
CITY OF GHOSTS
A documentary that follows the efforts of “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently,” a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.
The screening will be immediately followed by a Q+A moderated by The Boston Globe’s Jenna Russell.
Wednesday, May 31, 7 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, Moviehouse 2 | Brookline, MA
Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20×24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.
Following the screening will be a panel with Errol Morris and Elsa Dorfman moderated by the Boston Globe’s, Mark Feeney.