New Docs

 

Minding the Gap

Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:00 PM FREE
(Bing Liu, 2018, USA, DCP, 100 min.)

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown.  
As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

In Person: Chicago-based filmmaker Bing Liu will participate in a Q&A following the screening

Call Her Ganda

Friday, November 30, 2018 7:00 PM FREE
(PJ Raval, 2018, USA/Philippines, DCP, 98 min.)

This documentary examines the 2014 murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender Filipina woman killed by an American Marine, and the struggle for justice waged by her family, friends, lawyers, and investigative journalist Meredith Talusan. Confronting homophobia, colonialism, and the unjust laws of jurisdiction enjoyed by American armed forces in the Philippines, Call Her Ganda tells a powerful story with ingenuity and compassion.

In Person: Director PJ Raval.

Co-presented by the Block Museum with the Northwestern University MFA in Documentary Media, the Northwestern University Women’s Center, and the Northwestern Asian American Studies Program.