Billed as “true stories with bold visions,” Monday Movies is a new film series at the Magic Lantern in downtown Spokane.
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING THIS EVENING MONDAY FEB 18
Hale County, This Morning This Evening, (RaMell Ross) is a poetic and evocative film about two black
teenagers in small-town Alabama, called by Slate “the Best Documentary of 2018 and 76 minutes of the most captivating filmmaking I have ever seen anywhere.”
BLOWIN’ UP MONDAY MAR 18
Blowin’ Up (Stephanie Wang-Breal), is the story of rebel heroines in Queens, NY defying the criminal justice system to change the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted. The Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court became the first of its kind in the United States, and the film reveals it to be a shining model of forward-thinking justice.
HILLBILLY MONDAY APR 22
Hillbilly (Ashley York + Sally Rubin) boldly confronts the representations of rural poor in Appalachia – in very unexpected ways. The diverse people of eastern Kentucky (including one of the filmmakers) take issue with the iconic, illiterate “hillbilly” stereotype in the media — and The Wrap calls it “a significant Oscar contender.”
UNITED SKATES MONDAY MAY 20
United Skates (Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown) is a film the NYTimes calls a “rallying cry for black roller skating culture.” Winning the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, the film weaves stories from skaters across the country as they struggle to preserve the rinks, and the subculture, that has given rise to some of the world’s greatest musical talent.
CALL HER GANDA MONDAY JUNE 17
In Call Her Ganda (PJ Raval), we are immersed in the story of Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman brutally murdered by a US Marine. Three women intimately invested in the case – an attorney, a journalist and Jennifer’s mother – galvanize a political uprising, taking on some of the most powerful institutions in the world.
RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD MONDAY JULY 22
Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World (Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana) is a documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history. Indigenous influence in American music is so often overlooked; this movie is a profound, essential and until now, missing chapter in American music history. Rumble is a film that must be seen and heard, replete with incredibly talented Native musicians “reshaping the soundtrack of our lives.” Featuring: Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Redbone, Taboo, and others.