Communities of Care

Communities of Care

Whether it’s service dogs trained to assist their owners in practical matters, or brothers coming together to care for their 93-year-old grandmother, this collection of films presents intimate examples of companionship and trust. They remind us that in times of political and economic uncertainty, caring for one another can be the ultimate radical act.

Claire Simon
France
2018
100 minutes
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 5:45pm

At a high school in Ivry, on the outskirts of Paris, Claire Simon films pairs or groups of kids finding quiet spaces like the school roof, a schoolyard bench, or an empty hallway to talk about their families, fears, relationships, and dreams.

Heddy Honigmann
Netherlands
2018
86 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 3:15pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

In Buddy, veteran Dutch director Heddy Honigmann crafts a heartwarming exploration of the dog-human bond, celebrating the extraordinary skills of service dogs and how they support the physical and emotional health of their companions.

Naomi Mark
Canada
2019
82 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 2:30pm

Documentarian Naomi Mark returns home to the Yukon to learn the craft of beekeeping from her father, Don Mark. Seasons change along with Don’s health, making the relationship between father, daughter, and bees grow all the more important.

Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir, Elín Hansdóttir, Hanna Björk Valsdóttir
Iceland
2019
73 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 4:15pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

For the past 25 years, Snorri Magnusson has operated an infant swim class pushing the boundaries of what we believe tiny humans are capable of. More than just a swim class, Snorri offers a sense of connection and community for new families navigating the beginnings of parenthood.

Amy Jenkins
US
2018
95 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:00pm

Instructions on Parting is an intimate portrait of the filmmaker’s own life and of those dearest to her as they deal with marriage, childbirth, and three cancer diagnoses in her immediate family.

Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside
USA
2018
76 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

When their father is jailed for allegedly neglecting his eponymous 93-year-old mother, grandsons Rodrigo, Bruno, and Diego reunite to care for her.

Nelleke Koop
Netherlands
2019
58 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:45pm

What does it mean to be the person responsible for a parent’s care? Nelleke Koop follows three women who care for their aging mothers with dementia while balancing jobs and other family obligations.