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Mondays at Racine
 
Documentary
39 minutes
2012
Director(s): Cynthia Wade
USA
Fri 9:30 AM Armory
Synopsis
Every third Monday of the month, two sisters, Rachel and Cynthia, open their salon to women undergoing chemotherapy. Determined to make their customers feel beautiful, they know each day’s challenge goes beyond painted toes or the right haircut. The women bond over everything from hair loss to difficult decisions they may need to confront. Their experiences redefine their understanding of beauty and Mondays at Racine redefines ours.
Playing with ...
 
Documentary
35 minutes
2012
Director(s): Jon Alpert & Matthew ONeill
USA
 
Fri 9:30 AM Armory
Synopsis
They are gleaners, living on the absolute edge of our society. You see them on almost every street corner, combing through the garbage, scooping through the slime. The prize they pursue? Empty bottles and cans — each discarded container worth five cents at the redemption center. Redemption is about New York City’s “canners” — the unemployed men and women whose new profession is redeeming bottles and cans they collect in the richest city in America.
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