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Chasing Trane

Chasing TraneChasing Trane is set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times. The John Coltrane Documentary brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. Written and directed by John Scheinfeld, Chasing Trane is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day. Chasing Trane features never-before-seen Coltrane family …
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Real Boy

Real Boy FilmA moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Real Boy follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity. Through the process, his mother Suzy makes her own transformation — traveling a difficult road toward accepting that the daughter …
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Dolores

Dolores by Peter BrattDolores – This film tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Learn more about the film. …
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Best of Enemies

Best of EnemiesBest of Enemies explores the legendary nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley. Their belligerent disputes defined a new era of public discourse in the media, the moment TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle. Learn more. ABOUT THE FILM: Best of Enemies explores the legendary nationally televised …
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Ted Talks Education

Ted Talk EducationIn September 2016, WSIU partnered with Southern Illinois University to present a screening of TED TALKS: Education Revolution and a community discussion featuring guest panelists Grant Miller, Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Southern Illinois University and Courtney Rundel, Spanish Instructor at Carbondale New School. ABOUT THE FILM: TED TALKS: Education Revolution, …