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I Beat Mike Tyson
 
Documentary
13 minutes
2012
Director(s): Joshua Z Weinstein
USA
Thu 6:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
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Sun 3:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Mon 6:20 PM Varsity 2
Synopsis
In 2005, an unknown boxer, Kevin McBride, stepped into the ring to face Mike Tyson. Tyson lost, declaring the match the last of his storied career. For McBride, it was supposed to be the beginning. Instead, it was the beginning of the end. I Beat Mike Tyson rediscovers McBride raising his children in a gritty Boston suburb. He continues to box although his body is deteriorating, and beating Tyson was the only success he ever had.
Playing with ...
 
Documentary
21 minutes
2012
Director(s): Sam Cullman & Benjamin Rosen
USA
Thu 6:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Sat 3:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Sun 3:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Mon 6:20 PM Varsity 2
Synopsis
For over a decade, Otis Houston Jr., a self-taught artist from Harlem, has performed for commuters on NYC’s FDR Drive. Black Cherokee explores this unique artist’s work at a time of great productivity, and significant challenge, as he cares for his beloved father who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. A meditation on family, inspiration, sanity and success, the film is a lyrical window into Houston’s deep sense of duty and the dynamic beauty of his art.
 
Documentary
29 minutes
2011
Director(s): Finlay Pretsell & Adrian McDowall
United Kingdom
 
Thu 6:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
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Mon 6:20 PM Varsity 2
Synopsis
A familiar salon scene: hairdressers poised, clients in place — haircutting, blow-drying, and chattering ensues. But these hairdressers are not your typical stylists — they’re all serving time in jail. Cutting Loose provides a snapshot of prison life during the build-up to the annual Scottish Prison Service hairdressing competition. Listen to the dreams and aspirations of some of Scotland’s most dangerous prisoners as they style the hair of fellow inmates — with real scissors!
 
Documentary
6 minutes
2013
Director(s): Jill Orschel
USA
 
Thu 6:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Sat 3:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Sun 3:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Mon 6:20 PM Varsity 2
Synopsis
​World Premiere

Catalina abandons her dreams to dance professionally when she is diagnosed with cancer, but learns something about herself along the way.
 
Documentary
7 minutes
2012
Director(s): Theo Rigby & Kate McLean
USA
 
Thu 6:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
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Sun 3:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Mon 6:20 PM Varsity 2
Synopsis
Joesy is a an undocumented immigrant from Fiji. She works as a live-in caretaker for 95-year-old Haru, a Japanese American who was sent to an interment camp during World War II. Joesy sends most of her wages back to her family in Fiji. It is part of her culture to care for others, and she forms a deep bond with Haru, although it is not always easy to provide round-the-clock help for someone nearing the end of life.
 
Documentary
9 minutes
2013
Director(s): Theo Rigby & Kate McLean
USA
 
Thu 6:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Sat 3:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Sun 3:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Mon 6:20 PM Varsity 2
Synopsis
​World Premiere

Paul Bridges, the Republican mayor of Uvalda, Georgia (population 594), speaks fluent Spanish and is integrally connected to Uvalda’s Latino immigrant community. This includes his close relationship with the Hernandez family, many of whom are undocumented. After the State of Georgia adopts harsh anti-immigrant laws which make it criminal to drive or house undocumented people, Mayor Bridges stands up for his community and the Hernandez family, at home, and on the national stage.
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