Thursday - 7:30 pm

(doors open 7:00 pm)

Taking Back
the Airwaves

Directed by:  Wayne Hepler

 

Guest Host:  Wayne Hepler, Director

 

Film Synopsis: When the Beatles and Stones got no airplay in Europe, the pirate d-j's of the '60s took to international waters and brought the British invasion to millions of rock-starved teens. Meet the original radio pirates who lost their trunks before crazed women tourists, set a ship on fire, and even murdered the competition--and compare them to modern-day Americans shot in silhouette to hide from the law, including one called Commander Bunny.

 

 

Saturday - 4:00 pm

(doors open 3:30 pm)

A Ballerina’s Tale

Directed by: Nelson George

 

Guest Host:  Kristen Stevenson, award winning dancer, choreographer and instructor with the BalletNova Center for Dance

 

Film Synopsis: Few dancers make it to the highest levels of classical ballet. Of that already small number only a fraction of them are black women. Misty Copeland, from the small California city of San Pedro, has pulled herself up the ladder at American Ballet Theater (ABT) from the studio company to the corps de ballet to soloist. The only rung in the ladder left to climb is principal dancer aka prima ballerina.  Misty Copeland's career shines a light on several challenges within the world of classical ballet: the absence of women of color at major companies despite so many gifted black women ready to make the leap; the emphasis on skinny bodies for ballerinas impacts the health of professional dancers and sends a negative message to young fans around the world. Misty, because of her race and her curves, is central to both issues in the classical dance world.

 

www.aballerinastale.com

 

 

 

Friday - 8:00 pm

(doors open 7:30 pm)

Harry & Snowman

Directed by: Ron Davis

 

Guest Host:  Cathy Schmidt, Founder and Executive Director of Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding

 

Film Synopsis: Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s blue bloods. They were famous for their day and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today's show jumping circuit.

 

www.harryandsnowman.com

 

 

Saturday - 7:30 pm

(doors open 7:00 pm)

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

Directed by: Sarah Hirsh Bordo

 

Guest Host:  Annemarie Drazenovich, Board Member of Girls on the Run of Harford and Cecil Counties

 

Film Synopsis:  A film following the inspiring journey of 26-year-old, 58-pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist. Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Velasquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a YouTube video labeling her "The World's Ugliest Woman." The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie's physical and emotional journey up to her multi-million-viewed TEDx talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying bill.

 

www.abraveheartfilm.com

 

 

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2015 Film Lineup

October

12-14

2017