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Game Changers

At key moments in history, remarkable individuals find the courage to reinvent the world as we know it. Whether it’s a great artist forging a bold new aesthetic or a determined activist unsettling the status quo, we all grow stronger when talented people dare to be different.

In this moment of political uncertainty and profound social change, this popular series returns for its second edition, paying tribute to the cultural visionaries who point the way forward and the beacons of hope and creativity who inspire to us to push ahead.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 4:15 PM

John Lennon Imagine

IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON

  • USA
  • 106
  • STC
    Director:
  • Andrew Solt
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Nothing gives you a better or more intimate impression of the real John Lennon than this acclaimed 1988 documentary. A comprehensive window into the legendary musician’s life and career as well as his private life, Imagine: John Lennon follows the trials and triumphs of his time with The Beatles, solo work and partnership with Yoko Ono. This tribute is lovingly and honestly made with home movies shot by Lennon and Ono and archival footage of The Beatles. Loved ones and admirers including David Bowie, producer George Martin and son Julian Lennon candidly discuss the man and his legacy.



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 6:30 PM

He Named Me Malala 1

HE NAMED ME MALALA

  • USA, UAE
  • 88
  • PG
    Director:
  • Davis Guggenheim
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At the age of 15, the outspoken Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating for girls’ education in her home in Pakistan. Miraculously, she survived and went on to become an international beacon of inspiration and courage, going on to become the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Touring the globe, she stands up for those who do not have a voice, all the while balancing life as a teenager and an icon, unable to return home to Pakistan. He Named Me Malala shares her incredible journey and uplifting message, while revealing the normal kid behind it all.




TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 9:15 PM

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MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT

  • USA
  • 106
  • PG
    Director:
  • Matthew Akers
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In her career as an artist for four decades and counting, Marina Abramovic has made groundbreaking and controversial work that pushes the boundaries of what we call art—often using her body in strange and even dangerous ways. Occasioned by a retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, Abramovic prepares for one of her most striking performances yet, in which she sits still in a gallery seated across from various spectators one by one, seven hours a day, six days a week. The Artist is Present focuses on this moment of reflection in Marina Abramovic’s career, raising thought-provoking questions about the nature of expression.



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 6:30 PM

World Of Buckminster Fuller 1

THE WORLD OF BUCKMINSTER FULLER

  • USA
  • 85
  • STC
    Directors:
  • Baylis Glascock
  • Robert Snyder
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An innovator committed to improving the world through technology and design, Buckminster Fuller was one of the foremost geniuses of his time. The inventor of the geodesic dome, Fuller sought sustainable solutions for the future throughout his career spanning over five decades. The World of Buckminster Fuller, told entirely in his own words, is a rare chance to share in the thoughts of a brilliant thinker whose ideas and influence still have the power to inspire and impact the way we think. Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Snyder expertly crafts the most comprehensive portrait of this singular figure.




SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2:00 PM

Eames 1

EAMES: THE ARCHITECT AND THE PAINTER

  • USA
  • 84
  • STC
    Directors:
  • Jason Cohn
  • Bill Jersey
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A husband-and-wife design team unlike anything the world had ever seen, Charles and Ray Eames made monumental contributions to various fields of innovation, from modern architecture, furniture, industrial design, to fine art and more. Working from their Venice Beach warehouse, the Eames knew how to take on seemingly anything thrown their way, creating the most effective and artful solution for any project. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter gives these artists their due, surveying a lifetime of achievements as well as their partnership and examines the profound influence on modern American life.



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 4:00 PM

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FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS

  • USA
  • 102
  • STC
    Director:
  • Shola Lynch
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In 1970, educator and activist Angela Davis found herself on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list for her affiliation with the Communist Party and the Black Panthers. Unwavering in her reaction to controversy and political pressure, the outspoken Davis fought for freedom and civil rights without compromise. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners tells the story of her life and struggle from the days of her youth to her arrest and trial, linked to the kidnapping of a judge that ended in murder. Director Shola Lynch intelligently examines the inspirational figure’s significance, bolstered by extensive interviews with Davis herself.