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DocuWeeks 2012
New York Showtimes
August 3 - August 23
at IFC Center
Los Angeles Showtimes
August 10 - August 30
at Laemmle Noho 7

The Arab Spring as seen from the eyes of a young female Egyptian journalist. The mass exodus from a Northeastern Mexican village in search of water during the annual drought. A once-in-a-lifetime journey to the Academy Awards® for one extraordinary 5th grade choir. These are just some of the 28 outstanding stories that will be presented in the International Documentary Association's 16th Annual DocuWeeks™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase.

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Download the DocuWeeks™ 2012 press release. All publicity and credential requests please contact Ashley Mariner at Dish Communications.

FEATURES (Los Angeles Week 3)

The Anderson Monarchs
New York
August 17 - August 23


Los Angeles
August 24 - August 30
The Anderson Monarchs  More Info

The Anderson Monarchs is about a nationally competitive African-American girls soccer club competing, living, and thriving in an at-risk urban neighborhood in Philadelphia. Nominated in 2008 by Sports Illustrated as "Sports Team" of the year, they were also hailed as "the future of American Soccer" in the London newspaper, The Guardian. The Anderson Monarchs, like their namesake Marian Anderson, are making history. Their remarkable story brings them to a place they only ever imagined in their dreams.

Director/Producer: Eugene Martin
Producers: Daniel M. Kalai, Daniel O'Meara, Ed Givnish
Philly Soccer Doc, LLC
76 min. USA
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 4:25 pm, 9:50 pm
  • SAT 8/18 1:15 pm, 7:55 pm
  • SUN 8/19 12:00 pm, 6:20 pm
  • MON 8/20 2:40 pm, 9:50 pm
  • TUE 8/21 4:25 pm, 9:55 pm
  • WED 8/22 1:15 pm, 7:55 pm
  • THU 8/23 12:00 pm, 6:20 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/24 3:10 pm, 9:10 pm
  • SAT 8/25 1:30 pm, 7:00 pm
  • SUN 8/26 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm
  • MON 8/27 1:30 pm, 7:00 pm
  • TUE 8/28 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm
  • WED 8/29 3:10 pm, 9:10 pm
  • THU 8/30 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm

Love Free or Die
New York
August 3 - August 9


Los Angeles
August 24 - August 30
Love Free or Die  More Info

Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historical traditions of Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bulletproof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats every day since. Love Free or Die follows Robinson from small-town churches in the New Hampshire North County to Washington's Lincoln Memorial to London's Lambeth Palace, as he calls for all to stand for equality—inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history.

Director: Macky Alston
Producer: Sandra Itkoff
Reveal Productions, Inc.
83 min. USA/UK
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/3 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • SAT 8/4 1:45 pm, 7:30 pm
  • SUN 8/5 12:00 pm, 5:15 pm
  • MON 8/6 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • TUE 8/7 1:45 pm, 7:30 pm
  • WED 8/8 12:00 pm, 5:15 pm
  • THU 8/9 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/24 5:15 pm, 9:50 pm
  • SAT 8/25 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • SUN 8/26 5:15 pm, 9:50 pm
  • MON 8/27 1:45 pm, 5:15 pm
  • TUE 8/28 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • WED 8/29 5:15 pm, 9:50 pm
  • THU 8/30 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Of Two Minds
New York
August 17 - August 23


Los Angeles
August 24 - August 30
Of Two Minds  More Info

Take your best day...and your darkest moment...and multiply by a million. Of Two Minds, from the creative team behind Wordplay, I.O.U.S.A., Superheroes, and These Amazing Shadows, explores the extraordinary lives, struggles, and successes of a few of the over five million Americans living with bipolar disorder. Of Two Minds puts a human face on bipolar, providing an intimate, painful, and painfully funny look at those who live in its shadows...our parents and children, our friends and lovers...and ourselves.

Directors/Writers: Doug Blush, Lisa Klein
Producers: Kristin Chambers, Lisa Klein
Executive Producers: Christine O'Malley, John Loll, Jane Bierke-Loll
MadPix, Inc.
89 min. USA
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 12:05 pm, 5:25 pm
  • SAT 8/18 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
  • SUN 8/19 3:35 pm, 9:50 pm
  • MON 8/20 12:05 pm, 5:25 pm
  • TUE 8/21 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
  • WED 8/22 3:35 pm, 9:50 pm
  • THU 8/23 12:05 pm, 5:25 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/24 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • SAT 8/25 5:10 pm, 9:45 pm
  • SUN 8/26 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • MON 8/27 3:25 pm, 9:50 pm
  • TUE 8/28 5:10 pm, 9:45 pm
  • WED 8/29 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • THU 8/30 5:10 pm, 9:45 pm

We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabiduría)
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 24 - August 30
We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabiduría)  More Info

We Women Warriors follows three native women caught in the crossfire of Colombia's warfare who use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples' survival. Colombia has 102 aboriginal groups, one-third of which face extinction because of the conflict. Trapped in a protracted predicament financed by the drug trade, indigenous women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope. We Women Warriors bears witness to neglected human rights catastrophes and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture.

Director/Producer/Writer: Nicole Karsin
Writer: Gabriel Baudet
Todos Los Pueblos Productions
79 min. USA/Colombia
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 3:30 pm, 9:45 pm
  • SAT 8/11 1:50 pm, 7:30 pm
  • SUN 8/12 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
  • MON 8/13 3:30 pm, 9:45 pm
  • TUE 8/14 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
  • WED 8/15 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
  • THU 8/16 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/24 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm
  • SAT 8/25 3:15 pm, 9:20 pm
  • SUN 8/26 1:55 pm, 7:15 pm
  • MON 8/27 3:15 pm, 9:20 pm
  • TUE 8/28 1:55 pm, 7:15 pm
  • WED 8/29 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm
  • THU 8/30 1:55 pm, 7:15 pm

Words of Witness
New York
August 17 - August 23


Los Angeles
August 24 - August 30
Words of Witness  More Info

Every time 22-year-old Heba Afify heads out to cover the historical events shaping her country's future, her mother is compelled to remind her, "I know you are a journalist, but you're still a girl!" Defying cultural norms and family expectations, Heba takes to the streets to report on an Egypt in turmoil, using tweets, texts, and Facebook posts. Her coming of age, political awakening, and the disillusionment that follows mirrors that of a nation seeking the freedom to shape its own destiny, dignity, and democracy.

Director/Producer: Mai Iskander
Executive Producers: Tiffany Schauer, Steve Cohen
Co-Executive Producer: Wynne Comer
Iskander Films
71 min. USA/Egypt
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 1:55 pm, 7:45 pm
  • SAT 8/18 3:40 pm, 9:55 pm
  • SUN 8/19 12:05 pm, 5:25 pm
  • MON 8/20 1:55 pm, 7:45 pm
  • TUE 8/21 3:40 pm, 9:50 pm
  • WED 8/22 12:05 pm, 5:25 pm
  • THU 8/23 1:55 pm, 7:45 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/24 1:40 pm, 7:10 pm
  • SAT 8/25 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm
  • SUN 8/26 3:35 pm, 9:25 pm
  • MON 8/27 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm
  • TUE 8/28 3:35 pm, 9:25 pm
  • WED 8/29 1:40 pm, 7:10 pm
  • THU 8/30 3:35 pm, 9:25 pm