Film At The Linda

WAMC has, since the opening of The Linda, hosted a variety of film presentations with an overall focus on socially relevant cinema. While our Documentary Film Program maintains this basic format, we continue to present films and film events of all genres.

WAMC is committed to solidifying The Linda’s place as one of the region's resident film exhibitors by presenting film that reflects the station's commitment to social discourse and community support. We hope that you will find this website a useful tool with information on upcoming film events at the Linda, calendar postings for regional film events beyond the Linda, past broadcasts on WAMC Northeast Public Radio on film related topics and links to film resources and organizations to help you connect with the film community as a whole.

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Upcoming Films

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - GROWING CITIES

Thursday 8/21 - Film 7:00 PM - $8.00

Food For Thought is a monthly evening of food, film and discussion with a focus on films of social, political, environmental and community interest. Held on the third Thursday of each month, the night will feature food samples by Honest Weight Food Co-op, a feature film screening, and an open panel discussion.

This Months Film: GROWING CITIES

A documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. In their search for answers, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a road trip and meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time.

Join them as they discover that good food isn't the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They're producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.

The film was released in Fall 2013 at film festivals and is beginning community screenings in Spring 2014. We invite you to host-a-screening this Spring for Earth Day or to kickoff the gardening season and support the Growing Cities journey to an America that believes in a more sustainable, just, and healthy future for all!

This evenings musical performer

JACK EMPIE

Jack Empie began playing guitar spontaneously on a Christmas Day when he discovered a guitar (intended for his younger brother) under the tree. Jack went on to study music at Berkley College and Towson University. His diverse range makes it difficult to place his music in a particular genre but his personal voice is discernible to even an unsophisticated listener. Jack has worked as a professional musician in bands and as a solo performer since he was a teenager. His passion for music is infectious because of his joy in sharing and relating it others. He is presently working to release a new CD and continues to perform at various local venues.


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The 33rd Asbury Short Film Concert

Saturday 9/13 - Film 8:00 PM - $10.00

Asbury Shorts "concerts" feature the best in short comedy, drama and outstanding animation, without promoting competition. Academy Award nominated Director Jason Reitman ("Juno," "Up in the Air", "Thank You for Smoking," "Young Adult") calls Asbury Shorts: "The Best Short Film Show I've ever seen!" Combining classics with new international selections ASNY provides a rare opportunity for the public to see world-class films on a theatrical screen, instead of an iPod or computer.

Highlights of the 2-hour presentation include:

"A Poet Long Ago" - from acclaimed director Bob Giraldi. Written by famed novelist Pete Hamill. The film stars Steve Schirripa (HBO"s "The Sopranos") and Boris McGiver (Netflix "House of Cards," HBO's "The Wire,") as two former grammar school classmates who meet by chance and reminisce about those younger days back in Brooklyn...opening up some old wounds. Mr. Giraldi's film was awarded "Best Narrative Short Film" at The 12th Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

"Globe Trot" is the latest short film from renowned independent filmmaker Mitchell Rose. Mr Rose created this incredible international crowd-sourced dance film with choreographer Bebe Miller. The film recently won "Audience Award" at WorldFest in Houston.

"Local Commercial"- John Ratzenberger ("Cliff the Mailman" on the iconic NBC TV comedy series "Cheers") stars as the owner of a law firm who hires a veteran movie director to create a new television commercial for his company. "Local Commercial" was directed by Richard Dobbs who helmed many episodes of the NBC TV series "Law & Order," and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit." Mr. Dobbs won "Best Director" for this film at The Boston International Film Festival.

Asbury Shorts has been presented at: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Royal Festival Hall, London, The Lake Shore Theater, Chicago, Director's Guild Theater in Manhattan, SUMMER STAGE in Central Park, the AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, Creative Alliance in Baltimore and the Leminske Theater in Berlin.

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These are a few of the films we are considering screening here at The Linda. If you would like to comment or have a film suggestion of your own, please e-mail us at: film@thelinda.org

Burts Buzz

Burt's Buzz takes an intimate look at the world of Burt Shavitz, the face and co-founder of Burt's Bees, exploring his fascinating and utterly unique life. Wise and wry, ornery and opinionated, the reclusive Shavitz is committed to living off the land and keeping true to his humble beginnings despite his celebrity status. The film chronicles Burt's life as a photographer, beekeeper, and brand spokesman, following his complicated relationship with the company, his fans, and the world around him. Exposing the collision between business and personal values, Burt's Buzz is a compelling and fascinating portrait of this highly idiosyncratic pioneer, and a revealing study of what it means to be a living icon.


Brothers of the Black List

September 4, 1992: An elderly woman in a small town in upstate New York reports an attempted rape by a young black man who cut his hand during the altercation. While looking for suspects, police contact officials at SUNY Oneonta, a nearby college, and a school administrator reacts by handing over a list of names and residences of 125 black male students. For the next several days, those students are tracked down and interrogated by various police departments under a presumption of guilty until proven innocent.

In Brothers of the Black List, director Sean Gallagher tracks this story of racism that became the longest litigated civil rights case in American history. The now grown students and their school counselor, Edward "Bo" Whaley, recount the disturbing events that the college and police department tried sweeping under the rug for many years thereafter. An emotional story of social justice, this unsettling documentary is also a cautionary tale of equal rights gone wrong that is relevant today more than ever.

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Seeds of Time

A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation inspired rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are already affecting farmers globally. But Fowler's journey, and our own, is just beginning: From Rome to Russia and, finally, a remote island under the Arctic Circle, Fowler's passionate and personal journey may hold the key to saving the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

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YAKONA

Yako­na, meaning "rising water" in a local Native American language, is a visual journey through the crystal clear waters of the San Marcos River and its headwaters at Spring Lake. This film takes the viewer from prehistoric times through the modern era on an impressionistic journey from the perspective of the river. While filming, many extraordinary changes occurred surrounding the springs and river, including the removal of the Aquarena Springs theme park, the restoration of Spring Lake and the uncovering of ancient human remains. We were there to capture these historic changes to the river.

We follow the river from source to sea, through the changing seasons, interpreting the river's time and memory, and documenting this relationship between the natural world and man. Yakona speaks directly to the viewer with its beauty, appealing to humanity's higher nature, and the viewer begins to understand this is a river that yearns to remain unchanged despite everything that is changing around it.

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Upcoming Films

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - GROWING CITIES
Thursday 8/21
Film 7:00 PM
$8.00
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THE 33RD ASBURY SHORT FILM CONCERT
Saturday 9/13
Film 8:00 PM
$10.00
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