Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of Chavela Vargas, the game-changing singer known for her unique interpretations of Mexican rancheras. For more info and screenings: chavelavargasfilm.com.
Dispatches from Cleveland is a feature-length documentary in five parts that closely examines the early 21st century, rust-belt city of Cleveland, Ohio, one of the most racially divided cities in America. The film follows ordinary people – long shaken by police misconduct, social discrimination, and poverty – whose love for their home pushes them to work together to bring about real change in the wake of the police murder of 12-year old Tamir Rice. For more info and screenings: dispatchesfromcleveland.com.
Evel Knievel of dance Elizabeth Streb and her Extreme Action Company dare us to embrace fear in the pursuit of human flight. Directed by Catherine Gund. For more info and screenings: borntoflymovie.com.