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FOCUS 2015 Events

High Ground, May 16, 2015 at 6:30 PM, film starts at 7:00 PM
FREE Admission!
Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, Weaverville     
Event opens with live music by Arianna Reiter, 6:30 to 7:00 PM

USA l doc l 2012 l 92 minutes l A Don Han Production of a Michael Brown Film  

High Ground, Chad JukesEleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters as their guides, they set out on an emotional and gripping climb to reach the top in an attempt to heal the emotional and physical wounds of the longest war in U.S. history. Representing nearly every branch of the military, the veterans, and the Gold Star Mom who joins their trek, bring humor and deep emotion to this hero’s journey all captured with breathtaking, vertigo-inducing cinematography. 

Co-sponsored by

Far Northern Regional Center, Lions Club,
Rotary Club of Weaverville, Trinity County Arts Council,
Soroptimist International of Trinity County
and The VFW Weaverville, Post 7705

The Loving Story, February 17, 3:30 p.m. FREE Admission
Sylvester's Café by the Creek, CSU Campus, Chico

USA l 2011 l 77 minutes l Director/Producer Nancy Buirski

Mildred and Richard Loving
A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge is this definitive documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving. Their interracial marriage was declared illegal in 1958 by their home state of Virginia. They refused to leave one another and, with the help of the ACLU, relentlessly pursued their right to happiness. Their case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where, in 1967, it struck down laws against interracial marriage in this country once and for all.

FOCUS 2014
Events and Festivals

The 10th Annual FOCUS Film Festival, Chico, October 23-25, 2014
Opening Night: Thursday, Oct. 23, Sierra Nevada Big Room

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Friday, Oct. 24, Colusa Hall

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Saturday, Oct. 25, Colusa Hall

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Mariachi High,  October 2, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM,  FREE Admission!
Silvester's Cafe by the Creek (CSU Campus, Chico)

USA l Documentary l 2012 l 58 minutes l Executive Producer: Kelly Sheehan; Director/Producer: Ilana Trachtman; Director/Editor: Kim Connell

Mariachi High
MARIACHI HIGH presents a year in the life of top-ranked members of Zapata High School’s championship ensemble Mariachi Halcon in the South Texas border town. This is an exuberant coming-of-age documentary about the brightest, most driven and talented Mexican American teenagers never seen on screen.

Sponsored by the CSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion

, October 30, 7:00 PM, FREE Admission!

Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Quincy      EVENT POSTER

USA, Peru l doc l 2013 l 83 minutes l Director Michael Kleiman  

Production still from WEBWeb documents Peruvian villagers’ first experience with computers and the Internet via the One Laptop per Child program. As the children and their parents engage with communications technologies for the first time, the film is a deeply relevant consideration of the digital world we find ourselves in, the tremendous implications we are beginning to see all around us, and the changing definition of connection – both remote technological connection and face-to-face human connection. Panel discussion follows screening.

Co-sponsored by ENACTUS, Feather River College, FRC Diversity Committee, FRC DSPS, ASFRC SamaUSA, New World of Work and Plumas Arts

God Loves Uganda, Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 PM
The Little Theater in Ayes 106, (CSU Campus, Chico)

2012 l Doc l USA l 83 min l Director Roger Ross Williams
God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry.
Q/A panel discussion following the film screening: join Jim Peck, pastor of New Vision United Church; Vanessa Sundin, Stonewall Alliance Center Board Member; Kate McCarthy, Professor Comparative Religion; and  David Eaton, Professor Anthopology.

Co-sponsored with CSU's University Film Series: www.csuchico.edu/hfa/hc/filmseries.html $3 donation





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