Fall 2014

Fall 2014 Season

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Monday, September 22

7:00pm, Theatre Three, Main Street
Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guest Speaker:
Director, Ryan McGarry, MD

In his thought provoking film, physician Ryan McGarry gives us unprecedented access to America’s busiest Emergency Department and C-Booth, LA County Hospital’s legendary Trauma Bay. C-Booth is considered the birthplace of Emergency Medicine, where more people have died and more people have been saved than in any square footage in the US. Amidst life-and-death situations, McGarry follows a team of dedicated, young doctors-in-training as they wrestle with both their ideals and the realities of saving lives in a complex and over burdened system. CODE BLACK offers a tense, doctor’s eye view, right into the heart of the healthcare debate.



Monday, September 29

7:00pm, Theatre Three, Main Street,
Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guest Speaker:
Director, Catherine Gund

BORN TO FLY pushes the boundaries between action and art, daring us to join Elizabeth Streb and her dancers in pursuit of human flight. It is infused with Streb’s passion for action: to walk into walls; dive through glass; move so fast you disappear; fly. A recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, she is sometimes called the Evel Knievel of dance. Catherine Gund, the director, portrays this pioneer of a movement called“POPACTION”, the exploration of human potential in its physical and emotional state, as a choreographer, architect and philosopher. The intersections of dance, performance and stunt work is fully explored.

Time: 83 minutes



Monday, October 6

7:00pm, Theatre Three, Main Street,
Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guest Speaker:
James Spione

Only eleven Americans have ever been charged under the Espionage Act of 1917. Eight of them since President Obama took office. Oscarnominated documentarian James Spione investigates the incredible personal journeys of two members of that octet, Thomas Drake and John Kiriakou, along with Jesselyn Radack, the accountability advocate who helped bring their cases to light. With particular resonance in the post-Snowden era, SILENCED makes an impassioned and thought-provoking defense of whistleblowers as an indispensable unit in a functioning democracy. Spione catalogues the extraordinary lengths to which the U.S. government has gone to keep its most damning secrets, as Radack, Drake, and Kiriakou, the ex-CIA operative who first revealed water boarding as an established agency practice, become cautionary tales for any American. Executive Produced by Susan Sarandon. Time: 103 min.



Monday, October 13

7:00pm, Threatre Three, Main Street
Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guest Speaker:
Director, Jessica Vale

SMALL SMALL THING begins at JFK Hospital in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, and the center of this West African country. Olivia Zinnah is 9 years old, severely malnourished and disabled. Her condition is life threatening. Believing her injuries to be the result of witchcraft, Olivia’s mother had been hiding her for years. The doctors conclude her condition is the result of a brutal rape that took place when Olivia was 7 years old. When pressured to reveal her rapist, Olivia names her cousin. This diagnosis has severe consequences. Originally from deep in the Liberian jungle, Olivia and her mother are shunned from their tribe for seeking outside help. They are left stranded in Monrovia at the mercy of President Sirleaf ‘s government. Despite attempts from government officials to bring her attacker to justice, the filmmakers increasingly uncover a tangled web of political jockeying, government and medical mismanagement. Time: 83 min.



Monday, October 20

7:00pm, Theatre Three, Main Street
Historic Port Jefferson Village

Director, Anne de Mare

THE HOMESTRETCH is a film about three homeless teens fighting to stay in school, graduate and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers (Kasey, Anthony and Roque) will surprise and inspire you as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. THE HOMESTRETCH follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school, while searching for a warm place to sleep, a quiet place to study and the privacy to shower. Through intimate scenes and first person narratives, these teens take us on their journeys of struggle and triumph. As their stories unfold the film connects us deeply with the larger policy issues of juvenile justice, immigration and foster care. Significantly, October has been designated Homeless Month. Time: 90 min



Monday, October 27

7:00pm, Theatre Three
Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guest Speaker:
Director, Lloyd Handwerker

FAMOUS NATHAN chronicles the public and private history of the iconic Brooklyn eatery and Coney Island institution, Nathan’s Famous, created in 1916 by director Lloyd Handwerker’s grandfather, Nathan Handwerker. Spanning two centuries, the film employs a blend of home movies, animation, historical archival footage and family photos. Nathan, raised in Poland, illiterate and one of 13 brothers and sisters from a poor Jewish family, came to NY and created one of the most beloved places to eat in the world. Ultimately, the film is a testament to a true American success story and the spirit of a New York family-run business. Time: 90 min