Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary Part A

February 21 – February 27, 2018 · view days & times
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

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Individual Screenings are $10 | $8 student & senior | $ 7.50 ArtsQuest member.

A film pass is available for all of the shorts screenings.
Pricing: $33 | $27 student & senior | $25 ArtsQuest member.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 5:00 pm

Running time: 102 minutes
Rating: R (violence, drug abuse, language)


Traffic Stop – Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, USA, 30 minutes
Synopsis: This HBO Documentary film tells the story of Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American schoolteacher from Austin, TX who was stopped for a routine traffic violation that escalates into a harrowing arrest. As captured on several squad-car dashcams, King is seen pulled from her car by the arresting officer, who repeatedly throws her to the ground before handcuffing her. En route to jail in a squad car she engages in a revealing conversation with another officer about race and law enforcement in America. The documentary juxtaposes raw footage of the incident with scenes from King’s everyday routines, offering a vivid portrait of a woman whose life is turned upside down by a traumatic arrest.


Edith + Eddie – Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright, USA, 29 minutes
Synopsis: Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.


Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – Frank Stiefel, USA, 40 minutes
Synopsis: This is a portrait of a brilliant 56 year old artist who is represented by one of Los Angeles’ top galleries. Her body of raw, emotional work reveals a lifetime of depression and mental disorder. Mindy Alper has suffered through electro shock therapy, multiple commitments to mental institutions and a 10-year period without speech. Her only consistent means of communicating has been to channel her hyper self-awareness into drawings and sculpture of powerful psychological clarity that eloquently express her emotional state. Through an examination of her work, interviews, reenactments, the building of an eight and a half foot papier-mache’ bust of her beloved psychiatrist, we learn how she has emerged from a life of darkness and isolation to a life that includes love, trust and support.

Venue Information
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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