ArcLight Cinemas Announces Female-Led Documentary Series

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ArcLight Cinemas will be featuring a documentary film series at ArcLight Santa Monica. Films will screen on four consecutive Sundays at 4pm, starting October 1st. All four films are exceptional women-directed documentaries from 2017, with Everything Must Change being a world premiere at ArcLight Hollywood and The S Word being a Los Angeles premiere at ArcLight Santa Monica.











The series is part of an ongoing commitment of ArcLight Cinemas in collaboration with Women in Entertainment to celebrate the powerful storytelling of the documentary form and to celebrate women behind the camera. This bi-annual series presents exceptional, award-winning and festival favorite documentaries to the Southern California public on the big screen.











The fall season lineup includes:











THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

Directed by Jennifer Kroot

October 1

GIRL UNBOUND: THE WAR TO BE HER

Directed by Erin Heidenreich

October 8

EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE

Directed by Mariam Jobrani and Kenny Krauss

October 15

THE S WORD

Directed by Lisa Klein

October 22











All screenings are followed by a lively Q&A with the filmmakers. The ArcLight Documentary Series is set every Sunday for four weeks at 4:00 PM at the ArcLight Cinemas Santa Monica at 395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 330 Santa Monica, CA 90401, except for Everything Must Change, which will be premiering at the ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood at 6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Tickets and schedules are available online at https://www.arclightcinemas.com/news/santa-monica-fall-documentary-series.











“Living in Los Angeles, the epicenter of film, I find myself frustrated that so many of the best documentaries that have debuted at top festivals around the country never have a chance to play in theaters in this city,” says curator Marjan Safinia. “This series is filling that gap. I’m particularly proud this year to showcase exceptional films with women behind the camera. Documentary is a considerably more level playing field for women directors, and their work is entertaining, moving, intelligent, brave and unwaveringly excellent.”











“If there’s an opportunity to support women filmmakers, and to celebrate the rich diversity and artistry of documentary films, we’re there,” states Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President Cinema Programming for ArcLight Cinemas. “We are passionate about supporting these films. Documentaries are among the most interesting and nuanced films being made today. We’re known for being a home for movie lovers, and the documentaries in our series are a perfect fit for our audiences. We are proud to support these filmmakers and this series.”

FALL SERIES 2017 LINE UP











THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN
Sunday, October 1ST, 4:00pm
THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN celebrates one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to re-claim their lives. Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot, the film premiered at SXSW.











Shown with YOURS SINCERELY, LOIS WEBER. Executive produced by Elizabeth Banks, this 6-minute short examines the achievements of the highest paid silent film director at Universal.











GIRL UNBOUND: THE WAR TO BE HER
Sunday, October 8TH, 4:00pm
In Waziristan, “one of the most dangerous places on earth”, Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban–disguising herself as a boy, so she can play sports freely. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her and her family. Undeterred, they continue to rebel for their freedom. Directed by Erin Heidenreich, GIRL UNBOUND premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.











EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE
WORLD PREMIERE: ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD
Sunday, October 15TH, 4:00pm
Iranian-American filmmaker Mariam Jobrani is living life in full swing when she gets a diagnosis of breast cancer at the age of 40. Unwilling to take it lying down, Mariam sets out on a life-altering journey to make sense of her past, and step forward into her future. Directed by Mariam Jobrani and Kenny Krauss, this is the World Premiere of EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE. Executive Producer Maz Jobrani joins for Q&A. Please note this film screens at ArcLight Hollywood.











THE S WORD
LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
Sunday October 22nd, 4:00pm
A suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of courage, insight and humor. Along the way, she discovers a rising national movement transforming personal struggles into action. Directed by Lisa Klein, this is the Los Angeles Premiere of THE S WORD.











About ArcLight Cinemas:
ArcLight Cinemas, created by Pacific Theatres, a privately owned, Los Angeles based company with 60 years of theatrical exhibition history throughout California, Hawaii and Washington is a premiere moviegoing experience with an unparalleled commitment to bringing a variety of rich cinematic content to moviegoers in all markets. ArcLight Cinemas operates seven theaters in California including Hollywood, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, El Segundo, Santa Monica, Culver City and La Jolla, as well as theaters in Bethesda, MD, Chicago and Glenview, IL, with a new location in Boston for 2019. ArcLight also owns and operates the historic Cinerama Dome and programs the TCL Chinese Theatre and IMAX in Hollywood. Pacific Theatres currently operates theaters in Los Angeles that include The Grove and The Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA. Additional information about ArcLight Cinemas is available at www.arclightcinemas.com.











CONTACT: Molly Meller, 732-865-3998, molly@relativity.ventures

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