IDA's all-day, back-to-back screenings of this year's
Oscar® nominated documentary films.
See the films! Meet the filmmakers!
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Writers Guild of America Theater
135 S. Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
|IDA Members:||General Admission:|
|All Day Pass: $48.75
Single Screening Ticket: $9.75
|All Day Pass: $65.00
Single Screening Ticket: $13.00
DocuDay LA 2014 Screening Schedule
Question and Answers session to follow screening when filmmaker is available. Screenings and Q&As subject to change.
SHORTS PROGRAM 1 - 9:00 AM
As a gay 13-year-old, Matthew Boger endured a savage beating at the hands of a group of neo-Nazis. Twenty-five years later, he meets one of them again by chance.
KARAMA HAS NO WALLS
When protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other nations during the Arab Spring, the government responded with an attack that left 53 people dead and inspired widespread sympathy throughout the country.
PRISON TERMINAL: THE LAST DAYS OF PRIVATE JACK HALL
In a maximum security prison, the terminally ill Jack Hall faces his final days with the assistance of hospice care provided by workers drawn from the prison population.
CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 11:10 AM
Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
The 40-year marriage of painter Ushio Shinohara, known for his boxing paintings, and his wife, Noriko, who gave up her own career as an artist to focus on her husband, has become the subject of a series of comic strips drawn by Noriko. As the 80-year-old Ushio finds his own artistic reputation fading, Noriko's fame continues to grow.
SHORTS PROGRAM 2 - 1:10 PM
New Mexico environmental sculptor Ra Paulette carves elaborately designed and painstakingly executed sandstone caves, driven by an artistic vision that often brings him into conflict with his patrons.
THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE
Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
At 109, Alice Herz Sommer is the world's oldest pianist…and its oldest Holocaust survivor. At the heart of her remarkable story of courage and endurance is her passion for music.
DIRTY WARS - 3:00 PM
Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
One of the least-known components in the war on terror, the Joint Special Operations Command conducts its work in secret and seemingly without limitations. With no existing record of their actions or personnel, the JSOC carries out strikes against those deemed a threat to U.S. security while remaining entirely outside the scope of public knowledge.
THE SQUARE - 5:00 PM
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
The events that have shaken Egypt since 2011 have taken the country from a revolution aimed at ending political oppression to the overthrow of the new president, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. At the center of the story is Cairo's Tahrir Square, the gathering place for protesters and the site of many of the period’s most dramatic moments.
THE ACT OF KILLING - 7:20 PM
Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
In the wake of the deaths of nearly a million opponents of Indonesia's political regime, the heads of the country's death squads are celebrated as heroes. Challenged to examine their actions by creating films about the killings, the men produce elaborately staged movies that reenact the mass slayings.
20 FEET FROM STARDOM - 9:45 PM
Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers
Background singers heard on many of the 20th century's greatest songs have made a crucial contribution to the world of pop music while remaining unknown to listeners. The singers take center stage for an in-depth look at their role as supporting figures in the complex process involved in creating the finished recordings.
Founded in 1982, the International Documentary Association (IDA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that promotes nonfiction filmmakers, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness for the documentary genre. Our major program areas are: Advocacy, Filmmaker Services, Education, and Public Programs and Events.
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