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Monday Matinees: Acclaimed Documentaries (R)

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Explore quality, thoughtful documentaries that have been praised for their success.

Mon, Feb 6 | 1–3pm
Summer of Soul (PG-13), 118 mins., 2021
Winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary, this film explores and reclaims the legacy of the six-week 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, including unpublished performances by Nina Simone, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder and more!

Mon, Feb 13 | 1–2:45pm
Writing with Fire (Not Rated), 96 mins., 2021
In a news landscape dominated by men emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Mon, Feb 20 | 1–2pm
Alice’s Ordinary People (Not Rated), 56 mins., 2012
Tells the story of Chicago area activist, Alice Tregay, whose life and work reflects the story of the Civil Rights Movement and emphasizes the work of ‘ordinary people’ towards change.
Join us the following day, Tuesday, February 21, at 7:00pm for an in-depth discussion of the film with its director.

Mon, Feb 27, 1–2:15pm 
Gather (Not Rated), 74 mins., 2020
An intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food.