Vashon Film Society “I am not your Negro”

“I Am Not Your Negro”, a powerful Academy Award nominated documentary about the crisis of the American spirit, will be shown by Vashon Film Society on Wednesday and Thursday, March 1 and 2 at the Vashon Theatre.
 
In the documentary, filmmaker Raoul Peck has expanded legendary writer James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript into a radical examination of race in America connecting Baldwin’s experiences in the civil rights movement to present day #BlackLivesMatter.
 
The film confronts the deep connections between the lives and assassinations of Baldwin’s close friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. and issues a prophetic warning about the disease of racism.
 
Both Vashon Theatre screenings are at 8:30 pm, and general admission is $9/$8 for seniors, military, and youth. For more information, call Vashon Film Society at 567-4768.

Greentech & VIGA present “Seed: The Untold Story” Tuesday February 28th 6pm

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

Moonlight Feb 24-Feb 27

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

I, Claude Monet- March 19th 2:00pm $9

I, Claude Monet, a fresh new documentary based entirely on Claude Monet’s personal letters,
will reveal Monet the artist, businessman and lover as never before.
Disposing of traditional narration and talking heads, I,
Claude Monet allows Monet to tell his story in his own
words. Based on three thousand surviving letters,
the film reveals a tumultuous inner life marked by
moments of intense depression and euphoric creation,
offering a complex portrait of one of the world’s best
loved artists. I, Claude Monet also features over a
hundred of Monet’s paintings filmed in highdefinition,
providing a unique window into his
emotional and creative life.
Brought to life by acclaimed actor Henry Goodman,
Monet’s letters record his journey from prodigiously
talented teenager to the grand old man of arts. They
record remarkable encounters – from the painter
Eugène Boudin, who he met as an enthusiastic
amateur, to Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, with
whom he struck up a friendship as an elderly man.