2023 Documentary Film Festival Trailers
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If you have purchased a Festival Pass, you can still reserve a seat in advance by visiting www.homertheatre.com, selecting film/showtime of choice and clicking on Docfest Festival Pass in the ticket payment page. Then, present your Festival Pass at the Box Office. The Festival Pass includes Gala & one admission to each film.
"It Ain't Over"
An intimate portrait of a misunderstood American icon, this emotional and uplifting documentary about Yogi Berra takes us beyond the caricatures and "Yogisms," and into the heart of a sports legend whose unparalleled accomplishments on the baseball diamond were often overshadowed by his off-the-field persona.
Rated PG Run Time: 1 hr, 38 min
"Little Richard: I am Everything"
LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING tells the story of the Black queer origins of rock n' roll, exploding the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator -- the originator -- Richard Penniman. Through a wealth of archive and performance that brings us into Richard's complicated inner world, the film unspools the icon's life story with all its switchbacks and contradictions. In interviews with family, musicians, and cutting-edge Black and queer scholars, the film reveals how Richard created an art form for ultimate self-expression, yet what he gave to the world he was never able to give to himself. Throughout his life, Richard careened like a shiny cracked pinball between God, sex and rock n' roll. The world tried to put him in a box, but Richard was an omni being who contained multitudes -- he was unabashedly everything.
NR Run Time: 1 hr, 38 min
After falling in love in mid-life, conservationist Kris Thompkins and the outdoorsman and entrepreneur Doug Tompkins left behind the world of the massively successful outdoor brands they'd helped pioneer -- Patagonia, The North Face, and Esprit -- and turned their attention to a visionary effort to create National Parks throughout Chile and Argentina. WILD LIFE chronicles the highs and lows of their journey to effect the largest private land donation in history.
Rated PG13 Run Time: 1 hr, 33 min
"20 Days in Mariupol"
As the Russian invasion begins, a team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting the war's atrocities.
“The harrowing film, winner of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary, records the disturbing sequences of a once-vital city being crushed while revealing the spirit of people who refuse to be leveled along the way.” AARP Movie for Grownups
Rated NR Run Time: 1 hr, 34 min
"Arc of Oblivion "
"The Arc of Oblivion" is an unexpectedly playful search for an answer to a deeply existential question. Set against the backdrop of the filmmaker's quixotic quest to build an ark in a field in Maine, the film heads far afield -- to salt mines in the Alps, fjords in the Arctic, and ancient libraries in the Sahara -- to illuminate the strange world of archives, record-keeping, and memory.
Rated NR Run Time: 1 hr, 45 min
"Pioneer Family in Alaska"
Filmmaker Yule Kilcher created the first color documentary showing Homestead life in America. The Smithsonian updated Yule’s silent film in 1978, which is the version being presented at this film festival.
This is the Homer Pratt Museum documentary of homesteader Ruth Kilcher as told by her children, highlighting the woman’s perspective, and includes original early film footage.
Rated NR Run Time: 1 hr, 06 min
"The Rich and Simple Life"