Events for Friday, August 14, 2020
Virtual Dryden Theatre | Streaming Online. In the vein of last year’s Knock Down the House, documentarian Hillary Bachelder follows three women running for local and state offices in 2017 and 2018. Through their campaigns and the aftermath, these women struggle with being heard, their own past, and the responsibilities of representative government.
From photography’s beginnings, clouds had been central to aesthetic and technological debates in photographic circles. Moreover, they featured in discussions about the nature of the medium itself.
Commemorating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment’s ratification, which granted American women the right to vote, this presentation examines how photography has portrayed, and fundamentally shaped, perceptions of women and feminist movements since the mid-1800s.
Virtual Dryden Theatre | Streaming Online. Documentarian Mehrdad Oskouei takes his camera inside a juvenile detention center for his fourth film focusing on the Iranian prison system. This time, he follows and interviews a group of young women convicted of murder, generally their fathers or husbands.
Virtual Dryden Theatre | Streaming Online. Gordon Lightfoot, Canada’s greatest songwriter, grew up only four hours from Rochester, in Orillia, Ontario. Moving back and forth through time, the film details his career, his battle with substance abuse, and his success with the songs “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” and “Carefree Highway.”