DOCURAMA is launching an ambitious series that includes seven documentaries that will be distributed over the course of seven consecutive weeks. The Alamo is getting in on the action by showing all the films at our Slaughter Lane and Village locations. The series kicks off tomorrow with G-DOG at Slaughter Lane with additional showings happening this weekend at Village. Below is a schedule of the series. Look out for specific Alamo screenings in the coming weeks.
G-DOG (April 22 – April 28)
Written and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Vision), G-DOG is the remarkable story of Father Greg Boyle, a white Jesuit priest in East Los Angeles, and the tough street kids there who love him.
VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! (April 29 – May 5)
Russian director Victor Kossakovsky’s kaleidoscopic documentary juxtaposes tranquil landscapes of Argentina with the clamor of Shanghai – two of eight “antipodes” explored in this beautifully rendered world-spanning film.
THE WORLD BEFORE HER (May 6 – May 12)
Moving between the transformative action of a boot camp in Bombay for beauty pageant contestants and Durgha Vahini, a right-wing military camp for young women, director Nisha Pahuja places the faces and voices of young Indian women at the center of her provocative film.
THE FRUIT HUNTERS (May 13 – May 19)
Acclaimed actor and community activist Bill Pullman (Independence Day, 1600 Penn) stars in director Yung Chang’s exploration of nature’s sweetest bounty.
CHARGE (May 20 – May 26)
From the director of Faster and Fastest (Mark Neale), and narrated by actor and motorcycle enthusiast Ewan McGregor, CHARGE is proof that maniacs on motorcycles can be a force for global good.
PING PONG (May 27 – June 2)
Veteran TV producer Hugh Hartford’s debut documentary feature follows 8 senior citizens from around the world – with 703 years between them – competing for gold in the Over 80 Table Tennis Championship in Inner Mongolia.
LONDON: THE MODERN BABYLON (June 10 – June 16)
Director Julien Temple (Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten) time-travels through London from the start of the 20th century to the 2012 Olympics, threading past and present voices with film archives and popular music across the century.