Free Community Screenings
These films will be presented free to the public. New films in this section are eligible for Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature or Best Documentary Feature.
★ North American Premiere: Half a million people descend upon a tiny Serbian village for the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest trumpet festival. Brasslands chronicles the cultural and musical collisions through the personal journeys of 3 musicians – American, Serbian, Roma – whose lives are bound to Balkan brass for very different reasons.
Directed By: Meerkat Media Collective
Produced By: Adam Pogoff, Bryan Chang, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Featuring: Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band, Dejan Petrovic, Demiran Cerimovic
Twenty years ago, Richard Linklater’s seminal stoner flick rolled into theatres like a badass low-rider. With a then-unknown but pitch-perfect cast, a stellar soundtrack and more memorable lines than we can shake a stick at, Dazed remains as hilarious and quotable as ever.
Directed By: Richard Linklater
Written By: Richard Linklater
Produced By: Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Richard Linklater
Featuring: Jason London, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Rory Cochrane, Wiley Wiggins, Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Matthew McConaughey
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of John Waters’ beloved, one-of-a-kind musical with an evening of dancing and audience participation under the stars. We’ll Twist, Bird and Bug our way into the night to Waters’ hilarious, über-stylized romantic indie and its electrifying ’60s soundtrack. Produced in cooperation with Dance Camera West.
Directed By: John Waters
Written By: John Waters
Produced By: Rachel Talalay
Featuring: Ricki Lake, Divine, Jerry Stiller, Shawn Thompson, Michael St. Gerard, Leslie Ann Powers, Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Deborah Harry
The inspired teacher and economic policy expert Robert Reich illuminates the dangers that income inequality pose to our lives and to democracy itself in this lively and provocative dissection of our economic crisis. A Grand Performances presentation.
Directed By: Jacob Kornbluth
Produced By: Jen Chaiken, Sebastian Dungan
Featuring: Robert Reich
★ World Premiere: After eighteen years of incarceration, Eugene Brown established a chess club for high school students of color in Washington D.C. as part of his resolve to “always think before you move.” Cuba Gooding Jr. leads a remarkable cast in this inspiring true story.
Directed By: Jake Goldberger
Written By: Jake Goldberger,Dan Wetzel, David Scott
Produced By: Tatiana Kelly, Jim Young
Featuring: Cuba Gooding, Jr., Malcolm Mays, Richard T. Jones, Paula Jai Parker, Carlton Byrd, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Dennis Haysbert