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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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Meeting Gorbachev

Fri., May 17, 2019 thru Thu., May 23, 2019

Directed by Werner Herzog & André Singer. US/UK/Germany. 2019. NR. 1 hour 32 minutes. 1091 / A& E Studios. Digital.

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Meeting Gorbachev is a new feature-length documentary by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and Emmy Award winning director André Singer. Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union, sits down with Herzog to discuss his many achievements. Topics include the talks to reduce nuclear weapons, the reunification of Germany and the dissolution of his country.

“What makes Meeting Gorbachev most interesting is the way we see . . .

Satan & Adam

Thu., May 30, 2019

Directed by V. Scott Balcerek. US. 2019. NR. 1 hour 20 minutes. Digital.
Presented by Cargo Film and Releasing

One Show Only – Ticket Proceeds Benefit the Steel City Blue Society and the 10th Annual Phoenixville Blues Festival!

Satan & Adam is a celebration of the transformative power of music, and the bonds that develop when artists collaborate and worlds collide. Director V. Scott Balcerek pulls together over two decades of documentary footage to chart the duo’s trajectory from busking in the streets of Harlem to bigger and bigger . . .

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 . . .

The Celluloid Closet

Fri., June 7, 2019 thru Sat., June 8, 2019

Directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman. US. 1995. R. 1 hour 47 minutes. Sony Pictures Classics . DVD.
Sponsored by LGBT Equality Alliance of Chester County

This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry’s role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed include secrecy — which initially defined homosexuality — as well as the demonization of the homosexual community with the advent of AIDS, and finally the shift toward acceptance and positivity in the modern era . . .

Gay Chorus Deep South

Fri., June 21, 2019 thru Sat., June 22, 2019

Directed by David Charles Rodrigues. US. 2019. RN. 1 hour 40 minutes. Digital.
Presented by The Film Collaborative
Sponsored by LGBT Equality Alliance of Chester County

Pennsylvania Premiere of the Toast of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival!
In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; the tour brings a message of music, love and acceptance to communities . . .

Return to Earth

Wed., June 26, 2019

Directed by Darcy Wittenburg, Colin Jones, Darren McCullough. Canada . 2019. G. 45 minutes. Digital.
Presented by Anthill Films

Time is either spent wisely or it is just spent. Second after second; minute after minute; moment after moment… they’re all there for the taking. All you need is a simple machine that that defies
boundaries and knows no limits.

This is Return to Earth, the ninth feature from award-winning adventure filmmakers Anthill Films. A cinematic journey that will immediately transport you into that feeling of total immersion . . .

Paris is Burning

Fri., June 28, 2019 thru Sat., June 29, 2019

Directed by Jeannie Livingston. US. 1990. R. 1 hour 11 minutes. Janus Films. Digital Restoration.
Sponsored by LGBT Equality Alliance of Chester County

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies, to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia . . .