Release Years Archives: 2022

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A Rising Fury

  Lesya Kalynska, Ruslan Batytskyi

  Ukraine      2022    

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Filmed over eight years, A Rising Fury chronicles the evolution of the Russo-Ukrainian war from a deeply personal perspective. The film follows Pavlo, a passionate Ukrainian who enlists in the military following the 2013 Maidan Revolution in Kyiv and Russia’s 2014 invasion of Crimea. Juxtaposing front-line firefights with Pavlo’s love story, the film is a moving document of resistance, resilience, and the human cost of the fight for freedom.

 Ukrainian with subtitles 
  82 minutes

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Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands

  Rita Coburn

  United States      2022    

Synopsis

Best known for her 1939 concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, internationally celebrated singer Marian Anderson’s career was propelled by her immense talent, but also steered by limits imposed by racism and segregation. Director Rita Coburn adapts archival recordings of interviews and performances alongside intimate correspondence, brought to life by actors Regina Taylor and Harry Lennix, to center Anderson’s own voice. Balancing public triumphs with personal struggles, this powerful documentary tells the story of a pioneering artist and civil rights activist in her own words.


  113 minutes

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In-person post-screening discussion with director Rita Coburn.

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