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Jennifer Baichwal, 2012

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Fri, June 22, 2012 7 PM
Sat, June 23, 2012 7 PM

Noted author Margaret Atwood’s brilliant essay "Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth" is the basis for this fascinating, poetic documentary on “debt” in all its various forms—societal, personal, environmental, spiritual, criminal, and of course, economic.

Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes) strikingly interweaves sometimes surprising debtor/creditor relationships with insightful commentaries from renowned thinkers Raj Patel, Louise Arbour, and Atwood herself, creating a brilliant, game-changing rumination on the subject. (85 mins., video)

Jane B. par Agnès V.

See iconic actress Jane Birkin through the eyes of filmmaker Agnès Varda in a special double feature on Saturday, October 10. 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.