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Independent Documentary Night

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

Our next Independent Documentary Night screening is set for Sunday, July 14 at the Newtown Theatre. The event starts at 7:30 PM and will wrap up around 9 PM.

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

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

Selected Documentaries

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Tale of Two Mothers

Director: Sam Vladimirsky, of Rutgers University
Running time: 11:05
Synopsis: When Jamie Diamond bought a discarded German family photo album from 1938, she did not expect to make art with it. But upon bringing a child into America, she began to notice uncanny parallels, and set out to recreate the original snapshots with her own son.

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Mr. Ji

Director: Lukas Calabrese, of Frenchtown, NJ
Running time: 8:16
Synopsis: Mr. Ji is a wheelchair bound dog as eccentric as the NYC neighborhood he lives in. As he and his human companion navigate the streets of the East Village, they share sweet moments with the people they meet. 

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The Hardest Day in Maine

Director: JS O’Connor, of Stoneham, MA
Running time: 12:04
Synopsis: Follow along on the demanding 2018 Maine Summer Adventure Race, a 24-hour outdoor endurance race held annually in the Midcoast region.

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Public Action to Deliver Shelter

Director: Mykhailo Bogdanov, of Arlington Heights, IL
Running time: 4:30
Synopsis: A glimpse into an organization that strives to help the most vulnerable of our society. 

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Director: Azalia Muchransyah, of SUNY Buffalo
Running time: 14:43
Synopsis: This short film shows the lives of the Muslim population in Buffalo by exploring a simple question: What is Halal?

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Era of Sierra

Director: Mallory Winkler, of Milwaukee
Running time: 7:16
Synopsis: Follow 19-year-old Sarah Stelloh (aka Evil Sierra) as she works to become a five-time Brew City Wresting Women's Champion.

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Trap Fishing

Director: David Helfer Wells
Running time: 7:02
Synopsis: Get up close and personal with one of the last remaining trap fishing families in Rhode Island. Meet Corey Wheeler Forrest, her father Alan Wheeler and brother Luke Wheeler. Learn the art of trap fishing and what it takes to make a living on the water.

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Director: Colleen Brady
Running time: 17:28
Synopsis: The interwoven stories of two women who seek change in their lives through aerial acrobatics and circus arts.

Earlier Event: July 14
Smoke & Mirrors Family Magic Show
Later Event: July 18
Classic Night: The Breakfast Club