A film for this historical moment, BLACK BOYS exposes the dehumanization of Black males in America at the intersection of sports, education and criminal justice in a nation still struggling to rectify its past. The story is anchored by Greg Scruggs, a 2X Super Bowl champion and young father who recently returned to his hometown of Cincinnati to impress upon young Black athletes the importance of education first. Supporting storylines follow Sharif El Mekki, a principal at a nearly all Black charter school in West Philadelphia, and Malcolm London, a young poet activist fighting for criminal justice reform in Chicago. Notable other voices in the film include Malcolm Jenkins, Carmelo Anthony, Jemele Hill, Dr. Harry Edwards, former Secretary of Education John King, and more. Ultimately, the film serves as a rare glimpse into the emotional landscape of Black males, illuminating their full humanity, vulnerability and resilience.
Saturday, October 31st 5pm (CT)
"Definition Please opens on the 2005 Scribbs National
Spelling Bee. Our young lead character, Monica
Chowdry, annihilates the competition to win the
coveted trophy. We fast forward 15 years later to a
sleepy Pennsylvania suburb, where life hasn’t quite
panned out for the now twenty-something Monica. She
cares for her ailing mother, still lives at home, and has
an unusual penchant for “seeing” words to define
strangers. When Monica’s brother Sonny returns home
to help with family obligations, tensions arise and
secrets are revealed. Can the bickering siblings set
aside their differences to help mom prepare for the
anniversary of their dad’s death? Or will years of
bottled up emotions tear this close knit family apart?"
Monday, October 26th 7pm (CT)
"Hollywood Fringe" is the story (told in the form of a play) of down-on-their-luck, 40-something, Hollywood non-power couple, Samantha and Travis Sunstrom (Jennifer Prediger, Justin Kirk). Samantha and Travis's long-suffering pet project, "Rainbow Farm" - about young idealists bent on improving the world - has finally been green-lit, but only on the condition that a younger actress takes Samantha's role! This schism seriously strains Samantha and Travis's professional relationship, and their personal one too. As Travis watches "Rainbow Farm" become a hollowed out caricature of their original concept, Samantha decides to revisit a whacked-out experimental theater piece from her youth, called "The Alien Play." On the fringes of Hollywood, everyone's still trying to find their role in life.
Tuesday, October 27th 7pm (CT)
Inside Let’s Deal LIVE
Join Steve and Rick as they explore the world of auctions and explore their friendship.
Sunday, October 25th 5:30pm (CT)
The New Corporation
From Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott, filmmakers of the multi-award-winning global hit The Corporation, comes this hard-hitting and timely sequel.
THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL reveals how the corporate takeover of society is being justified by the sly rebranding of corporations as socially conscious entities. From gatherings of corporate elites in Davos, to climate change and spiraling inequality; the rise of ultra-right leaders to COVID-19 and racial injustice, the film looks at corporations’ devastating power. Countering this is a groundswell of resistance worldwide as people take to the streets in pursuit of justice and the planet’s future.
In the face of spiraling inequality, climate change, and the hollowing out of democracy, THE NEW CORPORATION is a cry for social justice, deeper democracy, and transformative solutions.
Sunday, October 25th 7pm (CT)
Through The Night
To make ends meet, people in the U.S. are working longer hours across multiple jobs. This modern reality of non-stop work has resulted in an unexpected phenomenon: the flourishing of 24-hour daycare centers. THROUGH THE NIGHT is a verité documentary that explores the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories of two working mothers and a childcare provider—whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center.
Wednesday, October 28th 7pm (CT)
Women in Blue
WOMEN IN BLUE offers an unprecedented view into the inner workings of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), chronicling a department—and a community—grappling with racism and a troubled history of police misconduct long before an MPD officer killed George Floyd in May of 2020. The film reveals the limitations of police reform through incremental change and asks questions that apply well beyond the city of Minneapolis. Could increased gender equity and more women —especially women of color—contribute to greater public safety?
Thursday., October. 29th 7:00pm (CT)