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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen A Journey, A Song 
Directed BY Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine
(Documentary feature)
Discussion to Follow 
Playing Sunday Dec. 4th at 4pm
at The Woodland Great Hall in Maplewood

This is a definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah. This new documentary weaves together the songwriter and his times and the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit. Hallelujah features moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom Hallelujah has become a personal touchstone. The film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, Featuring performance footage and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.

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FOUR WINTERS: A Story of Jewish Partisan Resistance and Bravery in WWII
Directed BY julia mintz
(Documentary feature)
Discussion to Follow 
Playing Sunday, Jan. 22nd at 4 pm
at The Woodland Great Hall in Maplewood

This documentary chronicles the untold tale of 25,000 Jewish partissans who took to the forests of Eastern Europe where they ambushed German soldiers, blew up train tracks, toppled telephone poles and otherwise sabotaged the Nazi war effort. 

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All The Beauty and the Bloodshed
Directed BY Laura Poitras
(Documentary feature)
Discussion to Follow 
Coming Soon
at The Woodland Great Hall in Maplewood

In her essential, urgent, and arrestingly structured new documentary, Academy Award–winning filmmaker Laura Poitras weaves two narratives: the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty. 

Goldin personally took on in her fight to hold accountable those responsible for the deadly opioid epidemic. Following her own personal struggle with opioid addiction, Goldin, who rose from the New York “No Wave” underground to become one of the great photographers of the late 20th century, put herself at the forefront of the battle against the Sacklers, both as an activist at art institutions around the world that had accepted millions from the family and as an advocate for the destigmatization of drug addiction. Illustrated with a rich trove of photographs by Goldin, who mesmerizingly narrates her own story, including her dysfunctional suburban upbringing, the loss of her teenage sister, and her community’s fight against AIDS in the 1980s, Poitras’s film is an enthralling, empowering work that stirringly connects personal tragedy, political awareness, and artistic expression.

Past Screenings at the Film Society of Summit