We’ve got 10 tickets to give away to any of the movies screening online at Docfest starting June 1!
HOW TO WIN: Email 48HillsDocFestGiveaway@gmail.com by 5pm Wednesday/24 with “Docfest” in the subject line, and your full name and choice of film in the body. We’ll email winners by midnight on Thursday/25.
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Here’s just some of the films you could enjoy:
Jesselyn Silva, a 15-year-old girl from New Jersey, is a 3x national boxing champion. She has her sights set on becoming the best in boxing. Jess’s father, Pedro, navigates what it means to support his daughter’s dreams in an extremely dangerous sport. As Jess is on the cusp of making the Olympic team, she faces her toughest battle yet, a cancer diagnosis. JessZilla is a coming-of-age story about what it means to be a champion. More info here.
Annie Lennox is the voice that marked the 80s with the group Eurythmics. A formidable performer, as well as a complex and tormented woman, she became both an icon and a committed citizen. We will discover what drives the woman, by plunging back into her singular musical universe. More info here.
La Clave – A Mystery of Musica Cubana
A joy of life that is contagious! “La Clave – A Mistery Of Musica Cubana” is a passionate documentary about the musical soul of a country where African and European roots unite. Light-hearted jam sessions à la “Buena Vista Social Club”, jazz legend Bobby Carcassés, drummer Yissy García or musicians of the band “Irakere” let us dive into the mythical history of Cuba’s music and dance scene. An inspiring look at the diversity of the Caribbean island, where even children learn the traditional dances and instruments in unique music schools. More info here.
26.2 to Life
Filmed inside California’s oldest state prison, 26.2 to Life explores the transformative power of San Quentin’s 1000 Mile Club, in which incarcerated men train for and run a marathon on the dirt and concrete path circling the prison yard. Through intimate access behind the walls of the infamous correctional facility, the film confronts the meaning of personal transformation within the greater crisis of the American carceral state. More info here.
40 Below: The Toughest Race in the World
It’s been called the toughest endurance race in the world … why would anyone do this, especially when it’s 40 degrees below zero? Set in Northern Minnesota, we meet Leah, a junk food eating scientist, and Bill, an accomplished ultra-marathoner who just can’t seem to finish this incredibly challenging race. They run, bike or ski 135 miles over three days in the solitary woods, sometimes hallucinating and barely stopping to rest or sleep in the snow without getting frostbite or freezing to death. What can we learn from them about life, love and happiness? More info here.
The Balcony Movie
Composed from the conversations that the director holds with people passing by in the street under his Warsaw apartment, each story in ‘The Balcony Movie’ is unique and deals with the way we try to cope with life as individuals. All together, they create a self-portrait of contemporary human life, and the passers-by present a composite picture of today’s world. More info here.
Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn
Malcolm Kenyatta, the self-described “poor, Black, and gay kid from North Philly” is running for the United States Senate. But this race is about more than taking on Malcolm’s political competition. It’s about taking on an entire system.The film examines a key question facing our nation: what does it mean to be “electable”? More info here.