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Season 2:  What Do You Believe?
A Rabbi, A Priest, a Physician, and a Lawyer Walk Into A Movie Theater....

 

 

Season Ticket Pricing
(3 shows for the price of 2!)
Cost Additional Information
Adults $30.00  
GW Student $24.00 Available at the GW Box Office w/ID
GW Faculty/Staff/Alum, Seniors, non-GW students $24.00 Available at the GW Box Office w/ID
Members of Partnering Organizations $24.00 Contact The Documentary Center for more info

* ALL PASS HOLDERS NEED TO BE IN THEIR SEATS 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO EACH SCREENING OR SEATS WILL BE RELEASED TO THE STAND-BY LINE.

* SEASON PASS SALES ARE LIMITED AND ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

* PASS HOLDERS ARE ALSO GRANTED ADVANCED ACCESS TO FUTURE WHAT'S UP? DOCS! SEASONS.

Individual Ticket Pricing Cost Additional Information
Adults $15.00  
GW Students $12.00 Available at the GW Box Office w/ID
GW Faculty/Staff/Alum, Non-GW students, Seniors, co-sponsors $12.00 Available at the GW Box Office w/ID


ABOUT THE SERIES

WHAT IS IT? A new, curated, monthly Fall and Spring series of feature-length and short documentaries hosted by The Documentary Center at The George Washington University. Each screening will be followed by a post-screening Q&A with a noted author, scholar, film director, or documentary forward-thinker.

WHEN IS IT? Launching Fall 2016, screenings are held the second Thursday of every month from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM.

WHERE IS IT? Marvin Center Amphitheater on The George Washington University campus, 800 21st Street, NW, at the corner of 21st ad H Streets, 3rd floor. The GW Campus is easily accessible via the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro. Parking is available in the Marvin Center Garage.

OUR VISION: At our 25th Anniversary The Documentary Center looks towards the future. With What's Up? Docs! we offer casual observers and film aficionados alike an ongoing dialogue that deepens, broadens, and explores documentary, a major film form of the 21st Century. Through selected films and post-screening discussions, film scholars, critics, directors, programmers, and noted film essayists will lead the audience in an interactive journey illuminating how the style, function, approach, and modes of creation of documentary fils affect their meaning and ultimate impact - both within the world of film and on public discourse.
 
ABOUT THE FILMS

Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Directed by Andrew Jarecki, 95 minutes
Academy Award-nominee and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner
While preparing a documentary about children's birthday party entertainers, filmmaker Andrew Jarecki learned that one of his subjects, professional clown David Friedman, was the son and brother of two men who had been convicted of child sexual abuse in a high-profile 1980s criminal trial. Using home videos made by the Friedman family before and during the trial, as well as new interviews, Jarecki explores the conflicting stories of the accused, the alleged victims and the investigators.





Extremis (2016)
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Directed by Dan Krauss, 23 minutes
Selected for the Documentary Short List for the Academy-Award, 2016-2017
A purely observational non-fiction film that takes the viewers into the ethically murky world of end-of-life decision making in a public hospital.







Sacred (2016)
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Directed by Thomas Lennon, 86m
Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, the film immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice. At a time when religious hatreds dominated the world's headlines, this film explores faith as primary human experience, and how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. The film's director commissioned or sourced footage from top independent filmmakers from more than 25 countries--and a wide range of religious traditions--each team contributing a single scene. The film, sweeping in its global reach, yet intensely intimate, is a tour de force that unifies these scenes into a single work, told without narration, without experts and, for long stretches, without words at all.