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Documentaries

Matinee: $7 Adult // $7 Seniors (62+) & Students // $5 Members & Children <13 // PLUS $1 Processing Fee added to Adult and Senior tickets.
Evening: $10 Adult // $8 Seniors (62+) & Students // $6 Members & Children <13 // PLUS $1 Processing Fee added to Adult and Senior tickets.
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Apollo 11

Fri., March 29, 2019 thru Wed., April 24, 2019

Directed by Todd Douglas Miller. US. 2019. G. 1 hour 33 minutes. NEON. Digital.

From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the hear t of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names . . .

Amazing Grace

Fri., April 26, 2019 thru Thu., May 2, 2019

Directed by Sydney Pollack and Alan Elliott. US. 2019. NR. 1 hour 27 minutes. Neon. Digital.

Starts Friday, April 26 – Tickets on Sale Now!
Originally intended for release in 1972 (but shelved due to technical errors), this soul-satisfying documentary/concert film captures Aretha Franklin recording her best-selling gospel album of the same name at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles. Backed by the Rev. James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir, the Queen of Soul shines bright in this . . .

Dirt! The Movie

Mon., April 29, 2019

Directed by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow. 2009. 1 hour 25 minutes minutes. Bullfrog Films. DVD.
Presented by Phoenixville Area Transition

Dirt! The Movie –narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis– brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.

But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, Dirt! The Movie is a call . . .

WYETH

Sun., May 5, 2019

Directed by Glenn Holsten. US. 2018. PG-13. 1 hour 27 minutes minutes. FreshFly. Digital.
Presented by Chester County Historic Preservation Network

WYETH is a documentary film telling the story of one of America’s most popular, but least understood, artists. While his exhibitions routinely broke attendance records, art world critics continually assaulted his work. Through unprecedented access to Wyeth family members, archival materials, and his work, WYETH presents the most complete portrait of the artist ever – bearing witness to a legacy just at the moment it is evolving.

The Chester County . . .

The Search for General Tso

Sat., May 11, 2019

Directed by Ian Cheney. 2015. NR. 1 hour 15 minutes. IFC Films. Digital.

General Tso’s chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a familiar presence on restaurant menus across the country. But just who was General Tso? And how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine? Director Ian Cheney (King Corn, The City Dark) journeys from Shanghai to New York to the American Midwest and beyond to uncover the origins of this iconic dish, turning up surprising . . .

Brewmaster

Tue., May 14, 2019

Directed by Douglas Tirola. US. 2018. NR. 1 hour 35 minutes. 4th Row Films. Digital.

Brewmaster offers a cinematic portrait of the craft brewing world: those who love craft beer, those who brew craft beer, and those hustling to make their mark. Featured are a cast of characters ranging from an ambitious New York lawyer who dreams of becoming a brewmaster to a Milwaukee-based professional beer educator achieving Master Brewer status. Helping tell the story of beer are some of the best-known personalities . . .

code blue

Sat., June 1, 2019

Directed by Marica Machado. US. 2019. 1 hour 42 minutes. Seawater Productions. DVD.

Through the lens of filmmaker Marcia Machado, code blue reveals lapses in the current state of medicine and provides a common sense solution by featuring the practice of lifestyle medicine to prevent, manage and reverse chronic diseases. The film presents the hurdles to the proposed shift: antiquated curricula in medical schools, confusion in the media, inadequate government policies, and the underlying influences of the pharmaceutical and food industries. code blue . . .

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