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DC – What’s Up Docs Spring Documentary Series at GWU – Feb.-Apr. 2017 – Fee

What: A new, curated, monthly Fall and Spring series of feature-length and short documentaries hosted by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University (GW). Each screening will be followed by a post-screening Q&A with a noted author, scholar, film critic, film director, or documentary forward-thinker.

When: Screenings are held the second Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Marvin Center Amphitheater on GW’s campus, 800 21st Street, NW, at the corner of 21st and H Streets, 3rd floor. The GW campus is easily accessible via the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro. Parking is available in the Marvin Center garage.

Spring 2017

Theme: What do you Believe? – A Priest, A Rabbi, A Physician, And A Lawyer Walk Into A Movie Theater

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Capturing the Friedmans
Directed by Andrew Jarecki, 2003, 1h 47 min
The Friedmans were a normal middle-class family when Arnold Friedman and his son Jesse were accused of shocking crimes. The film follows their story through unique footage of the family in crisis, shot inside the Friedman house. Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Capturing the Friedmans reveals provocative questions about truth, justice, family, and – ultimately – truth.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Directed by Dan Krauss, 2016, 24 min
The realities of death are not easy to confront. That much is clear in Extremis, a documentary short exploring the harrowing decisions families must make for their loved ones in urgent end-of-life cases relying on machine-based life support. Directed by Oscar- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Dan Krauss (The Kill Team), Extremis takes the viewer into the ICU unit of an Oakland, California public hospital where the filmmaker attempts to intimately examine “the intersection of science, faith, and humanity.”

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Directed by Thomas Lennon, 2016, TRT TBD
At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience: how it is used to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. Shot by 40 filmmaking teams from around the world.


FOR MORE INFO OR TO BUY TICKETS, GO TO: https://documentarycenter.gwu.edu/whats-docs-1