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smARTfilms Series: Making a Difference

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Posted September 03, 2018 | Kitsap Culture

smARTfilms Series: Making a Difference

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

BIMA continues its smARTfilms Series with “Making a Difference,” five documentaries exploring how a community and extraordinary individuals can make a difference in the world. Curated and hosted by Cynthia Sears and John Ellis. All screenings are followed by a facilitated discussion.

The series are on Tuesday evenings, September 11th - October 9th. Dinner seating at the Bistro starts at 5:30 p.m., reservations recommended - call 206.451.4011 (dinner not included in ticket price). The auditorium opens at 7:00 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m.

   September 11th – The If Project (2016): Director Kathlyn Horan. Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985. The IF Project explores the reasons behind these staggering numbers by intimately following a heroic Seattle police officer and the writing workshop she created with a group of inmates at a maximum security women's prison.

   September 18th – Return of the River (2014): Directors Jessica Plumb & John Gussman. Return of the River tells the story the largest dam removal in history, unfolding on the Elwha River in Washington State. The film explores an extraordinary community effort to set the river free, and shows an unlikely victory for environmental justice. Told by an ensemble cast of characters, Return of the River offers hope amid grim environmental news, chronicling a dramatic success story that has drawn international attention to the Olympic Peninsula.

   September 25th – Skid Row Marathon (2017): Director Mark Hayes. A criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.'s skid row, where he trains a motley group of homeless people to run international marathons.

   October 2nd – The Starfish Throwers (2014): Director: Jesse Roesler. Powerful, direct and heartrending, The Starfish Throwers explores how three of the world's most fiercely compassionate individuals struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. Continents apart, a sixth grader, a top chef and retired school teacher fight what seems an unwinnable war until they discover their impact may reach further than their action.

   October 9th – Bending the Arc (2017): Directors Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos. The extraordinary doctors and activists whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all.

Series Pass: $40 Member, $48 Non-Member https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3596468

Single Tickets: $10 Members, $12 Non-Members. Contact Information: Joel Messett, AV & Events Associate, joel@biartmuseum.org

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