DocuDay LA 2014


See the Oscar®-nominated films. Meet the filmmakers.

DocuDay LA

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Writers Guild of America Theater
135 S. Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

IDA Members:   General Admission:
All Day Pass: $48.75
Single Screening Ticket: $9.75
  All Day Pass: $65.00
Single Screening Ticket: $13.00
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DocuDay LA 2014 Screening Schedule


Question and Answers session to follow screening when filmmaker is available. Screenings and Q&As subject to change.

SHORTS PROGRAM 1 - 9:00 AM

Facing Fear

FACING FEAR
23 min.
Jason Cohen

As a gay 13-year-old, Matthew Boger endured a savage beating at the hands of a group of neo-Nazis. Twenty-five years later, he meets one of them again by chance.
Website/Trailer

Karama Has No Walls

KARAMA HAS NO WALLS
26 min.
Sara Ishaq

When protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other nations during the Arab Spring, the government responded with an attack that left 53 people dead and inspired widespread sympathy throughout the country.
Website/Trailer

Prison Terminal

PRISON TERMINAL: THE LAST DAYS OF PRIVATE JACK HALL
39 min.
Edgar Barens

In a maximum security prison, the terminally ill Jack Hall faces his final days with the assistance of hospice care provided by workers drawn from the prison population.
Website/Trailer


CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 11:10 AM

Cutie and the Boxer

82 minutes
Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher

The 40-year marriage of painter Ushio Shinohara, known for his boxing paintings, and his wife, Noriko, who gave up her own career as an artist to focus on her husband, has become the subject of a series of comic strips drawn by Noriko. As the 80-year-old Ushio finds his own artistic reputation fading, Noriko's fame continues to grow.
Website/Trailer


SHORTS PROGRAM 2 - 1:10 PM

CAVEDIGGER

CaveDigger
39 min.
Jeffrey Karoff

New Mexico environmental sculptor Ra Paulette carves elaborately designed and painstakingly executed sandstone caves, driven by an artistic vision that often brings him into conflict with his patrons.
Website/Trailer

Lady in Number 6

THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE
39 min.
Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

At 109, Alice Herz Sommer is the world's oldest pianist…and its oldest Holocaust survivor. At the heart of her remarkable story of courage and endurance is her passion for music.
Website/Trailer


DIRTY WARS - 3:00 PM

Dirty Wars

86 min.
Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill

One of the least-known components in the war on terror, the Joint Special Operations Command conducts its work in secret and seemingly without limitations. With no existing record of their actions or personnel, the JSOC carries out strikes against those deemed a threat to U.S. security while remaining entirely outside the scope of public knowledge.
Website/Trailer


THE SQUARE - 5:00 PM

The Square

104 min.
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer

The events that have shaken Egypt since 2011 have taken the country from a revolution aimed at ending political oppression to the overthrow of the new president, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. At the center of the story is Cairo's Tahrir Square, the gathering place for protesters and the site of many of the period’s most dramatic moments.
Website/Trailer


THE ACT OF KILLING - 7:20 PM

The Act of Killing

115 min.
Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen

In the wake of the deaths of nearly a million opponents of Indonesia's political regime, the heads of the country's death squads are celebrated as heroes. Challenged to examine their actions by creating films about the killings, the men produce elaborately staged movies that reenact the mass slayings.
Website/Trailer


20 FEET FROM STARDOM - 9:45 PM

20 Feet From Stardom

97 min.
Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers

Background singers heard on many of the 20th century's greatest songs have made a crucial contribution to the world of pop music while remaining unknown to listeners. The singers take center stage for an in-depth look at their role as supporting figures in the complex process involved in creating the finished recordings.
Website/Trailer