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Penny Lane | 
 2016 | 
79 minutes

John R. Brinkley started out as a down-on-his-luck doctor, travelling around the United States practicing “Eclectic Medicine” during the 1910s, to little financial avail. When he came across the now forgotten town of Milford, Kansas, though, his life took a dramatic turn thanks to, well, goat nuts.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 9:00pm
Friedrich Moser | 
Austria |
 2015 | 
100 minutes

William Binney, an ex-NSA intelligence official turned whistleblower, offers us a unique window into the shadowy world of government security systems.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 1:30pm
Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel | 
 2016 | 
91 minutes

Seed stock diversity is profoundly threatened by the mechanisms of unfettered capitalism. Monetized, hybridized, and, most critically, trademarked and patented by large corporations, the genetic variance of our most common food crops is critically threatened.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 6:30pm
Salim Abu Jabal | 
Palestine |
 2015 | 
70 minutes

An elderly Palestinian couple’s rundown home in the Roshmia Valley, close to the Israeli city of Haifa, is the scene for a slowly unfolding tragedy. Yousef and Amna have lived in their tumbledown place, constructed of corrugated iron and canvas sheets, for more than 50 years. Change is on its way, and it is well nigh unstoppable. Yousef and Amna vow that they won’t be moved.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 9:00pm
Dawn Porter | 
 2015 | 
83 minutes

When State Senator Wendy Davis took to the floor of the Texas legislature and filibustered for 11 hours straight, the moment grabbed media attention around the globe. Davis’s impassioned stand on the right of women to safe and legal healthcare was part of a much larger struggle. In Texas, the doctors and nurses who provide family planning services, everything from pregnancy tests to STI information and access to abortion, face a daily fight, not only from anti-choice protestors who harass staff and abuse patients, but more critically, from their own government.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
Risteard Ó Domhnaill | 
Ireland |
 2015 | 
75 minutes

With the TPP and CETA about to be ratified, this compelling exploration of the fate of the fishing and oil industries in three Atlantic nations (Ireland, Norway, and Canada) is a timely and cautionary tale about the downside of global trade agreements. Supported by thorough archival research, great cinematography, evocative music, and spare narration balefully delivered by Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic hits both an emotional and intellectual mark.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 4:45pm
John Zaritsky | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
78 minutes

“The worst drug disaster in history would spread through 46 countries and produce up to 20,000 badly deformed babies.” So begins John Zaritsky’s new film that follows a group of people who were among the first to be affected by Thalidomide.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Min Sook Lee | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
90 minutes

In Leamington, Ontario, greenhouse food production is a billion dollar industry. It is also an industry that is highly dependent on thousands of migrant workers from Mexico, Jamaica, and Southeast Asia. For many farm workers, the dream of a well-paying job becomes a nightmare when they are deceived into paying outrageous fees to brokers and recruiters.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 2:00pm
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