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Independent Documentary Day

  • The Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA 18940 (map)

If you love our Independent Film Nights, you’ll want to check out our new Independent Documentary screening event on Sunday, February 3. The event starts at 2 PM and will wrap up around 3:30.

At this unique screening event, we will show a handful of thought-provoking documentaries from independent filmmakers around the country.

Admission is just $5 per person and free for theatre members.

Some content may be inappropriate for children. Film lineup is subject to change.

Selected Documentaries

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Do We Belong?

Director: Sofian Khan
Running Time: 14:00
Synopsis: An Indian immigrant in Kansas is shot and killed in a senseless hate crime, leaving his wife to grapple with the question of whether America is truly her home.

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Family Rewritten

Director: Yasmin Mistry
Running Time: 13:15
Synopsis: Despite battling Cystic Fibrosis, Camilla, age 16, identifies as a typical middle-class American teenager until the thread that holds her family together suddenly snaps. Just months before her 18th birthday, Camilla finds herself in foster care. Instead of being ashamed, she makes a conscious decision to not let her situation define her.

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Still Afloat

Director: Kyle Bastin
Running Time: 7:49
Synopsis: A look at the destruction Hurricane Maria left behind and how Puerto Ricans who moved to Central Florida are adjusting to the change. With food being such a large influence in Puerto Rican culture, we learn how finding an authentic Puerto Rican restaurant can help a new environment feel like home.



Director: Dewun Owusu
Running Time: 9:04
Synopsis: 'You only get to meet someone for the first time once.' Narrated by Dewun Owusu, the documentary ‘Kwabena' takes you through the discovery, journey and revelation of a once in a lifetime experience.

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Texas Snow

Director: Abbie Burnett
Running Time: 11:39
Synopsis: All across America, family farms are suffering under circumstances beyond their control. No one knows these hardships better than West Texas cotton farmers. Texas Snow tells the story of three farmers as they wrestle with an unknown future and share the hardships of harvesting one of the nation’s most crucial natural fibers.

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Gamers Outreach

Producer: Aaron Saffa
Running Time: 11:29
Synopsis: Hospitalization can often be a lonely, isolating, and scary experience for young people. Gamers Outreach provides recreation to children in hospitals through the power of video games and the gaming community.



Director: Calla Kelley-Renda
Running Time: 9:59
Synopsis: Furusato focuses on the Japanese community of Düsseldorf, Germany, which is home to the third largest Japanese population in Europe. Through the exploration of various facets of the community, Furusato looks at defining the meaning of home and the construction of identity.

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Director: Ryan Haagen
Running Time: 7:20
Synopsis: A 93-year-old woman gives insight into her life during the Great Depression and World War II.

Earlier Event: February 2
Comedian Jim Florentine
Later Event: February 7
Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration