New World Documentaries

Trimpin: The Sound of Invention

New World Documentaries
Special Events
Trimpin: The Sound of Invention
Fri, Oct 23 / 7 pm
Sat, Oct 24 / 2 pm
This amusing exploration of the sonic world of an eccentric creative genius will delight anyone interested in the mysteries, pitfalls, and sheer joy of creative experiment. Artist, inventor, engineer and composer Trimpin shuns the hype and hyperbole of the commercial art world – yet his freewheeling sculptures and outrageous musical experiments.

Softie

New World Documentaries
Softie
Sat, Oct 24 / 4 pm & 6:15 pm
Sun, Oct 25 / 2:15 pm & 6:45 pm
Tue, Oct 27 / 6:45 pm
A nominee for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Boniface this remarkable, suspenseful documentary is the story of a political activist in Kenya “Softie” Mwangi who decides to run for office amidst incredible corruption. Introduced by Elyas Tesfaye.

Jazz Film Fest: Back in the Day: The Legendary Arrows Club

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Special Events
Jazz Film Fest: Back in the Day: The Legendary Arrows Club
Sun, Oct 25 / 4:30 pm
A special presentation of three rare Canadian jazz films: Nelson Symonds Quartet is a great performance by a legendary guitarist in Canadian jazz who was regarded as one of the greatest guitar players anywhere by B.B. King. Back In The Day is the story of the pioneering Halifax music club The Arrows Club, which rose to significance in the 1960's as one of the first and most popular Black owned nightclubs in Halifax. Live Zoom conversation with director Elizabeth McCormack following the screening.

Jazz Film Fest: Say Amen, Somebody (New 4K Restoration)

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Special Events
Jazz Film Fest: Say Amen, Somebody (New 4K Restoration)
Wed & Thu, Oct 28 & 29 / 6:30 pm
Fri, Oct 30 / 9:15 pm
Sat, Oct 31 / 1 pm
One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George Nierenberg’s masterpiece — a joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, featuring  the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey ("Precious Lord, Take My Hand"); its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith. George Nierenberg will be interviewed following the Wednesday, October 28 screening.

Gimme Some Truth Presents: Totally Under Control

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Special Events
Gimme Some Truth Presents: Totally Under Control
Sun, Nov 1 / 1 pm
Tue - Thu, Nov 3 - 5 / 6:30 pm
Fri, Nov 6 / 9:20 pm
Sat, Nov 7 / 4 pm
Sun, Nov 8 / 2 pm
Wed & Thu, Nov 11 & 12 / 6:30 pm
Sat, Nov 14 / 2 pm
At this moment 200,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. From July 15 to August 31, the death toll was running at an average of 1000/day. How did the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world manage to fail so thoroughly in its response to a global pandemic? Director Alex Gibney and his collaborators Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger, expose a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of Presidential leadership.
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Trimpin: The Sound of Invention

Fri, Oct 23 / 7 pm
Sat, Oct 24 / 2 pm
Sat 24

Softie

Sat, Oct 24 / 4 pm & 6:15 pm
Sun, Oct 25 / 2:15 pm & 6:45 pm
Tue, Oct 27 / 6:45 pm
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The Return

Tue, Oct 27 / 9 pm
Wed, Oct 28 / 9:30 pm
Thu, Oct 29 / 9 pm
Fri, Oct 30 / 7 pm
Sat, Oct 31 / 3:15 pm & 10 pm
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Jazz Film Fest: Say Amen, Somebody (New 4K Restoration)

Wed & Thu, Oct 28 & 29 / 6:30 pm
Fri, Oct 30 / 9:15 pm
Sat, Oct 31 / 1 pm

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