Two internationally-acclaimed but contrasting documentaries will be featured in our next Weekend Film Series, sponsored by Gosling’s, on March 15.
In 112 Weddings, filmmaker Doug Block tracks down some of the couples whose weddings he filmed over two decades to find out what became of their marriages. Juxtaposing rapturous wedding day flashbacks with remarkably candid present-day interviews, 112 Weddings explores timeless themes of love and marital commitment. The film won the Audience Award at the EBS International Documentary Festival.
Our second film – 1971 – tells the story of eight ordinary citizens who 44 years ago broke into an FBI office in the town of Media, Pennsylvania and took hundreds of secret files and sent them to newsrooms. The documents proved that the FBI was deliberately working to intimidate civil rights activists and Americans nonviolently protesting against the Vietnam War. Selected as the opening night film at the One World Berlin Human Rights Film Festival, 1971 is the first time the Citizen’s Commission to Investigate the FBI have spoken out about their actions.
Both films will screen in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.
Reserve tickets by calling 294-0204 or visiting the Oceans Gift Shop at the BUEI.