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GlobeDocs Film Festival

The Boston Globe

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

GlobeDocs Film Festival

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
WGBH First Look: Command and Control, Sept. 29, 7:00 PM, Yawkey Theater, WGBH   more info Ended Free $0.00
Death By Design, Sept. 30, 5:30 PM, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82
WGBH First Look: Seven Songs for a Long Life, Sept. 30, 7:00 PM, Yawkey Theater, WGBH   more info Ended Free $0.00
Theo Who Lived, Sept. 30, 7:30 PM, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82
She Started It, Oct. 1, 12:00 PM, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82
Obit, Oct. 1, 2:30 PM, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82
Tower, Oct 1., 5:00 PM, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82
WGBH First Look: The Race Underground, Oct. 1, 7:00 PM Yawkey Theater, WGBH   more info Ended Free $0.00
Harry Benson: Shoot First, Oct. 1, 7:30 PM Brattle Theatre, Cambridge   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82
Forgotten Farms, Oct. 2, 12:00 PM, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82
Change Makers - Short Film Program, Oct. 2, 2:00 PM, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82
Jackson, Oct. 2, 4:00 PM, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82
Class Divide, Oct. 2, 4:30 PM, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82
Sacred Cod, Oct. 2, 7:00 PM, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82
Sacred Cod + Closing Night Reception   more info Ended $30.00 $2.64
The Dogist, Sept. 27, 6:00 PM, AT&T | 699 Boylston Street, Boston   more info Ended Free $0.00
David Ortiz: The Last Walk Off, Sept. 29, 6:00 PM, AT&T | 699 Boylston Street, Boston   more info Ended Free $0.00

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ABOUT

The GlobeDocs Film Festival is a five-day documentary film festival designed to engage, promote, and celebrate film and production talent. The festival, which takes place in select theaters across Boston and Cambridge, will screen fifteen films and is specifically curated to include lively, post-film conversations host by Boston Globe journalists turning screenings into an opportunity for the community to come together and have an open dialogue. The festival will also announce the winner of the Boston Globe Filmmakers Fund Award during the week.

For group discounts on tickets, please contact filmfest@globe.com.

Who it’s for: Anyone who cares about new perspectives, the curious
Vibe: Meaningful, serious, provocative

 

FILM PROGRAM

Please be sure to note times and locations.

All films are listed by date and time.

 


 

WGBH First Look: COMMAND AND CONTROL
Directed by Robert Kenner (USA, 2016, 92 minutes)
Produced by Robert Kenner, Eric Schlosser
From the director of Food Inc., COMMAND AND CONTROL tells the hidden story of a deadly accident in 1980 at a nuclear missile complex in Arkansas. Fashioned as a thriller, the film exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal, and what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. Co-Presented with First Look, WGBH’s premier showings of its highly acclaimed new films. 
Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Yawkey Theater, WGBH
Cost: FREE

DEATH BY DESIGN
Directed by Sue Williams (USA, 2016, 73 minutes)
Produced by Sue Williams, Hilary Klotz Steinman
The environmental impact of our personal devices is laid bare in this searing examination of ‘designed obsolescence’ of our ‘beloved’ products. DEATH BY DESIGN uncovers a global story of damaged lives, environmental destruction and devices that are designed to die.
Friday, September 30, 5:30 p.m.
Brattle Theatre
Cost: $15

WGBH First Look: SEVEN SONGS FOR A LONG LIFE
Directed by Amy Hardie (UK, 2015, 82 minutes)
Produced by Sonja Henrici
Hospice care is rarely associated with singing and laughter, but at Strathcarron it's different. At this remarkable Scottish hospice center, patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life's end with song and humor. Co-Presented with First Look, WGBH’s premier showings of its highly acclaimed new films. 
Friday, September 30, 7 p.m.
Yawkey Theater, WGBH
Cost: FREE

THEO WHO LIVED
Directed by David Schisgall (USA, 2016, 86 minutes)
Produced by Amanda Branson Gill
In 2012, Theo Padnos, an American journalist, slipped into Syria to report on the country’s civil war and was promptly kidnapped by Al Qaeda. In THEO WHO LIVED, Padnos returns to the Middle East, and retraces the physical and emotional steps of his harrowing 22-month journey in this intimate portrait of personal resilience, and grace in the face of hate.
In English and Arabic with English subtitles
Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m.
Brattle Theatre
Cost: $15

SHE STARTED IT
Directed by Nora Poggi, Insiyah Saeed (USA, 2016, 97 minutes)
Produced by Nora Poggi, Insiyah Saeed
Entrepreneurs are the new rock stars. Yet rarely does one think of a young woman. SHE STARTED IT dispels this misconception following five successful young women who have started tech companies as they work to build their new businesses in a male-dominated field.
Saturday, October 1, 12 p.m.
Brattle Theatre
Cost: $15

OBIT
Directed by Vanessa Gould (USA, 2016, 96 minutes)
Produced by Vanessa Gould
There are very few obituary writers in the world, and none are better than those at The New York Times. OBIT seamlessly details the tradition of memorializing extraordinary lives in this fascinating look at the men and women who relish the task. Co-presented by Provincetown International Film Festival.
Saturday, October 1, 2:30 p.m.
Brattle Theatre
Cost: $15

TOWER
Directed by Keith Maitland (USA, 2016, 96 minutes)
Produced by Megan Gilbride, Susan Thomson
50 years ago, a sniper opened fire from the University of Texas Tower leaving 16 dead, three-dozen wounded, and a nation shaken. Combining archival footage with dynamic rotoscopic animation, TOWER presents the untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting. Co-presented by The DocYard.
Saturday, October 1, 5 p.m.
Brattle Theatre
Cost: $15 

WGBH First Look: THE RACE UNDERGROUND
Directed by Michael Rossi (USA, 2016, 53 minutes)
Produced by Michael Rossi
In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew more congested, two brothers from one of the nation’s greatest families pursued the dream of digging America’s first subway. THE RACE UNDERGROUND tells the dramatic story of two rival cities, their rich, powerful and sometimes corrupt interests, and an invention that changed the lives of millions. Co-Presented with First Look, WGBH’s premier showings of its highly acclaimed new films. 
Saturday, October 1, 7 p.m.
Yawkey Theater, WGBH
Cost: FREE

HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRST (USA, 2015, 128 minutes)
Directed by Justin Bare, Matthew Miele
Produced by Justine Bare, Matthew Miele, Heather Silverman
Renowned photographer Harry Benson rose to fame alongside The Beatles as he photographed their inaugural 1964 trip to the US. Chronicling his illustrious career as a photojournalist covering icons such as Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy and Muhammad Ali, at 86, Benson has no intention of stopping.
Saturday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.
Brattle Theatre
Cost: $15

FORGOTTEN FARMS
Directed by Dave Simonds (USA, 2016, 64 minutes)
Produced by Sarah Gardner
FORGOTTEN FARMS examines class and cultural divides in New England's farm and food communities. New England’s dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region's agriculture but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and kale.
Sunday, October 2, 12 p.m.
Brattle Theatre
Cost: $15

 

SHORT FILM PROGRAM - Change Makers 


Sunday, October 2, 2 p.m., run time 69 min
Brattle Theatre
Cost: $15

THE DOGIST
Directed by E.J. McLeavey-Fisher (USA, 2016, 6 minutes)
A portrait of dogs in New York City as seen through the lens of an Instagram sensation.

THE FLAG
Directed by Tyler Parker (USA, 2015, 17 minutes)
An observational record of the tense days outside South Carolina’s Capitol building following the 2015 Charleston church killings.

LEAVING THE CARBON ECONOMY
Directed by Susan Farist Butler (USA, 2016, 15 minutes)
An eco-savvy homeowner in Cambridge dug up her property to make a change in her carbon footprint.

MISS ME: THE ARTFUL VANDAL
Directed by Mohammad Gorjestani (USA, 2016, 4 minutes)
A former ad exec turned street artist in Montreal has found her voice.

STEP INTO THE PAGE
Directed by Ashley Rodholm (USA, 2015, 5 minutes)
A longtime Disney animator steps into the realm of Virtual Reality making his creatures come life.

WASHED AWAY
Directed by Dana Nachman (USA, 2016, 17 minutes)
An artist finds his salvation in the sand even as the tide threatens to wash it all away.

WORKING STIFF
Directed by Sarah Hanssen (USA, 2016, 5 minutes)
A court supervisor by day fuels his artistic passion as a New York comic strip artist.


 

JACKSON
Directed by Maisie Crow (USA, 2015, 93 minutes)
Produced by Maisie Crow, Jamie Boyle
JACKSON is a personal, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, JACKSON captures the essential and hard truth of the human lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare in America.
Sunday, October 2, 4 p.m.
Brattle Theatre
Cost: $15


SACRED COD (Closing Night)
Directed by David Abel, Andy Laub, Steve Liss (USA, 2016, 66 minutes)
Produced by David Abel, Andy Laub, Steve Liss
SACRED COD thoughtfully examines the New England tradition of cod fishing with competing claims of the depleted stock, the impact of the government's policies on fishermen and the fish, and what would become of a region built on cod without any cod left to fish.
Sunday, October 2, 7 p.m.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
Cost: $15

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If you are looking for NESN's David Ortiz: The Journey and The David Ortiz Era scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th, please order tickets here: http://m.mlb.com/bos/tickets/info/globedocs.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM (EDT)


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