Winter 2019

The Edmonds Diversity Commission is proud to present their 2nd annual Diversity Film Series. The series is sponsored by: Rick Steves' Europe, Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds Theater, and the Edmonds Diversity Commission.

FREE screenings ~ third Saturday, January-April at NOON ~ Edmonds Theatre, 415 Main Street, Edmonds

Bully (2011)January 19, 2019

Bully Filmmaker Lee Hirsch examines five cases of youths who endure vicious persecution at the hands of their peers. Ja'meye, 14, winds up in reform school after pulling a gun on the youths who tormented her for years. Cameras record the abuse suffered by 14-year-old Alex as he's beaten and teased on the bus. Star athlete Kelby, 16, is ostracized and worse after she comes out as lesbian. Most tragic of all, two boys, one 17 and one 12, commit suicide to escape the torture. Movie Trailer 

 

February 16, 2019Old Goats
Old Goats is a comedy that features three elderly men playing themselves, but within a fictional framework. The story blends fiction and reality. Britt lives alone on a boat and searches for excitement and  romance in his life. Bob writes a book of memoirs abouthis life as a soldier, para-trooper, and bush pilot, but is uneasy about revealing his sins as a younger man. David is struggling to adapt into retired life while living with his bossy wife. The story is about each man's attempt to change his ways. Movie Trailer 

 

 

Just CharlieMarch 16, 2019

Just Charlie Young soccer star Charlie has the world at his feet. With a top club desperate to sign him, his future is seemingly mapped out. But the teenager sees only a nightmare. Trapped in the body of a boy, Charlie is torn between wanting to live up to her father's expectations and shedding this ill-fitting skin. Charlie's next move will tear the family apart and threaten everything they hold dear. Movie Trailer

 

April 20, 2019Image result for paper tigers movie
Paper Tigers chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Washington. The kids who come to Lincoln have a history of truancy, behavioral problems and substance abuse. After Lincoln's principal is exposed to research about the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), he decides to radically change the school's approach to discipline. With the aid of diary camera footage, the film follows six students. From getting into fights, grappling with traumatic events in their lives, and on the cusp of dropping out, they find healing, support and academic promise at Lincoln High. Movie Trailer