Schedule 2012/2013

September 26, 2012 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE

 

by Maro Chermayeff, Jamie Gordon, Mikaela Beardsley
A landmark series based on the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky follows celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde as they travel to six countries and meet inspiring, courageous individuals who are confronting oppression and developing real, meaningful solutions through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.

October 24, 2012 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
AS GOES JANESVILLE

by Brad Lichtenstein
America’s middle class is dwin-dling, and the debate over how to save it is nowhere fiercer than in the normally tranquil state of Wisconsin. In Janesville, as jobs disappear and families are stretched to their breaking point, citizens and politicians are em-broiled in an ideological battle about how to turn things around.

November 15, 2012 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
SOLAR MAMAS

by Jehane Noujaim
Rafea — a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four — is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend a solar engineering program at India’s Barefoot College. She will join poor women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Colombia to learn concrete skills to change their communities.

January 30, 2013 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
SOUL FOOD JUNKIES

by Byron Hurt
Soul food lies at the heart of African American cultural identity. The black community’s love affair with soul food is deep-rooted, complex, and in some cases, deadly. Soul Food Junkies puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its significance and its conse-quences.

February 27, 2013 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
THE POWERBROKER

by Bonnie Boswell
Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated and contro-versial leaders of the civil rights era. As executive director of the National Urban League, he took the struggle for equality directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and govern-ment, including three presidents.

March 27, 2013 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES

by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
Trace the fascinating evolution and legacy of the original comic book Amazon, Wonder Woman. From her creation in the 1940s to the superhero blockbusters of today, pop-culture’s representa-tions of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.

April 24, 2013 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
THE ISLAND PRESIDENT

by Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen, and Richard Berge
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is confronting a problem greater than any world leader has ever faced — the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. His is the most low-lying country in the world, and a minor rise in sea level would literally erase it from the map.

June 12, 2013 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS

by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen
Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the ‘Daredevils’ have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city’s poorest slums– awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.

June 26, 2013 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
LOVE FREE OR DIE

by Macky Alston
Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark. The film is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and iden-tity — and openly gay Bishop Eugene Robinson’s struggle to dispel the notion that God’s love has limits.

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