• Taxi Tehran

    Tuesday, May 2, 1:30 p.m.

    FREE

    Defying a governmental ban on him making films, director Jafar Panahi affixes a camera to the dashboard of a yellow taxicab—effectively creating a mobile film studio—and interviews his passengers. The resulting documentary not only captures a spirited slice of Iranian society but also redefines the borders of cinema.

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  • Another Year

    Tuesday, May 9, 1:30 p.m.

    FREE

    Tom (Jim Broadbent) and Gerri (Ruth Sheen), a happy couple in their sixties, have some needy, less fortunate friends. This dramedy, featuring an Academy Award–nominated screenplay, ponders the nature of contentment, considering why one person finds love while another flounders.

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  • Under African Skies

    Friday, May 12, 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)*

    $5 General; FREE to Members

    Nominated for three Emmys, this documentary traces the turbulent origins and lasting impact of Paul Simon’s landmark album Graceland.

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  • Social Good Salon

    Sunday, May 21, 2:00 p.m.

    FREE

    Join us for the Skirball’s first Social Good Salon. At this gathering, people of all backgrounds and ages learn about current events and socially relevant topics and then exchange ideas and opinions. At this salon, watch the Social Impact Media Award–winning documentary short Women in Sink (2015).

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  • Daughters of the Dust

    Tuesday, June 6, 1:30 p.m.

    FREE

    In this twenty-fifth anniversary restoration of director Julie Dash’s landmark film—the first wide release by a black female filmmaker—a multigenerational family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina struggles to maintain their cultural heritage while also contemplating a migration to the mainland.

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  • The Freedom to Marry

    Sunday, June 11, 2:00 p.m.

    FREE

    FREE community screening! Providing a fresh perspective on the historic civil rights struggle for marriage equality, this documentary follows movement leader Evan Wolfson, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto, and their colleagues as they wage a climactic battle before the United States Supreme Court. According to Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times, “In a political climate in which all things progressive are at risk, the film is a reminder ... that no triumph can be taken for granted.”

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  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Tuesday, June 13, 1:30 p.m.

    FREE

    In an isolated bayou community, Hushpuppy, a six-year-old girl with a fanciful imagination, lives with her father, Wink. When a fierce storm damages their home and Wink becomes ill, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.

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  • School of Rock

    Friday, June 16, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)*

    $10 General; $6 Full-Time Students and Children; FREE to Members with advance reservations

    In this comedy, Dewey Finn (Jack Black) impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of high-achieving fifth graders into high-voltage rock & rollers determined to win a regional battle of the bands.

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  • That Thing You Do!

    Friday, June 30, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)*

    $10 General; $6 Full-Time Students and Children; FREE to Members with advance reservations

    Meet the Oneders (pronounced “wonders”)—a small town band that achieves big-time success when they release a Beatles-style pop song in 1964.

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    La Bamba

    Friday, July 14, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)*

    $10 General; $6 Full-Time Students and Children; FREE to Members with advance reservations

    In this moving biopic, Lou Diamond Phillips plays rock & roll legend Ritchie Valens.

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