(R) Although these films are not rated, they include content that would be rated R.
This Program runs a total of about 3 hours and 4 minutes. It includes all 5 films nominated in the documentary short category.

Admission for this program is $7 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students.

Traffic Stop (Dir. by Kate Davis & David Heilbroner, USA, 30 mins.)
Traffic Stop tells the story of Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American school teacher from Austin, Texas, who was stopped for a routine traffic violation that escalated into a dramatic arrest.

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 (Dir. by Frank Stiefel, USA, 40 mins.)
Mindy Alper is a tortured and brilliant 56-year-old artist who is represented by one of Los Angeles’ top galleries. Acute anxiety, mental disorder and devastating depression have caused her to be committed to mental institutions undergo electro shock therapy and survive a 10-year period without the ability to speak. Her hyper self-awareness has allowed her to produce a lifelong body of work that expresses her emotional state with powerful psychological precision.

Edith + Eddie (Dir. by Laura Checkoway & Thomas Lee Wrights, USA, 29 mins.)
Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.

Heroin(e) (Dir. by Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon, USA, 39 mins., Not Rated)
Once a bustling industrial town, Huntington, West Virginia has become the epicenter of America’s modern opioid epidemic, with an overdose rate 10 times the national average. This flood of heroin now threatens this Appalachian city with a cycle of generational addiction, lawlessness, and poverty. But within this distressed landscape, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon shows a different side of the fight against drugs; one of hope.

Knife Skills (Dir. by Thomas Lennon, USA, 40 mins.)
What does it take to build a world-class French restaurant? What if the staff is almost entirely men and women just out of prison? What if most have never cooked or served before, and have barely two months to learn their trade? We follow the hectic launch of Edwins restaurant in Cleveland.

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