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Hold On Tight 
Documentary
13 minutes
Director: Anna Rodgers
Year: 2011
Country: Ireland
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Thu 6:20pm RUSH , Fri 9:20pm , Sat 3:20pm RUSH , Sun 3:20pm RUSH


Holding hands or kissing in public isn't for everyone. In Ireland, when it comes to same sex relationships, showing your love outside of the home is sometimes a complicated personal choice. Moving between public and private spaces, this short, sweet film explores the small gentle gestures of human connectedness.  



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AQUADETTES 
Documentary
11 minutes
Director: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper
Year: 2011
Country: USA
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Meet the Aquadettes, a group of young-at-heart women on Leisure World’s synchronized swim team. 75-year-old member Margo is fighting multiple sclerosis and using medical marijuana to ease her pain and to keep on swimming in this beautifully paced meditation on life, death, and water sports.


Installation 
Documentary
8 minutes
Director: Laura Green
Year: 2011
Country: USA

This visual poem explores the boundaries between art and industry as it documents the construction of renowned minimalist artist, Richard Serra's 235 ton, building-sized sculpture “Sequence.” This beautifully composed meditation captures riggers, truckers, and construction workers in moments of unexpected grace.  

 


Pipe Dreams 
Documentary
39 minutes
Director: Leslie Iwerks
Year: 2011
Country: USA
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Across the heartland of America, farmers and landowners are fighting to protect their land, their water, and their livelihood in what has become the most controversial environmental battle in the U.S. today: the Keystone XL Pipeline. Routed from Hardisty, Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, this tar sands pipeline is set to cross the country's largest freshwater resource, the Ogallala Aquifer, and the fragile Sandhills of Nebraska, posing devastating consequences to human health, livestock, and agriculture. 

Farmers whose families have worked the land for generations realize the potential personal and environmental disaster they face from the pipeline. They devote their lives, individually and collectively to stopping the project from proceeding. Kitchens become planning rooms for an effort to bring their story to their Nebraska neighbors and the world.  



 


Smoke Songs 
Documentary
20 minutes
Director: Briar March
Year: 2012
Country: USA

The godfather of punk, Joey Ramone, declared them “fire punk-rock.” Three siblings comprise Blackfire, a Dine`(Navajo) rock band from Flagstaff, Arizona. Both on the road and at home, their angry and redemptive, traditional and modern music provides a dynamic insight into the contemporary issues facing a generation of Native American youth.

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