Connections: The OLLI Documentary Film Series

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Connections: The Documentary Film Series

Continuing the theme of “Identity” from the fall term, all three films for winter will focus on what informs our sense   of self and shapes how we present ourselves to the world.

All films will be shown at the Ringling College Museum Campus (Masks required).

Gold Member: $12  
Silver Member & General Admission: $15

CONNECTIONS: The Documentary Film Series for the Winter semester!

This Changes Everything (2019)
1 hour 37 minutes
Monday, Jan. 10  • 2:30-4:30 pm

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After co-starring in Thelma and Louise, Geena Davis grew older and roles started to vanish. Davis realized how unempowered women were in Hollywood. She is an executive producer of and is featured in the documentary that investigates gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives, and artists in the film and TV industry.

Ballerina Boys (2021)
1 hour
Monday, Feb. 7 • 2:30-4:30 pm

Les Ballets Trockadero

Ballerina Boys is a portrait of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks), the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company. This charming film interweaves original interviews and performance footage to tell the remarkable history of the company and culminates with their 2019 performance at the Stonewall 50th anniversary concert at Central Park in New York City. Full of beauty and fun, Ballerina Boys seduces viewers into facing issues of gender, inclusion, and social justice.

Misha and the Wolves (2021)
1 hour 30 minutes
Monday, Feb. 28 • 2:30-4:30 pm

Misha and the Wolves

In 1997, Misha Defonseca’s unbelievable story of survival in Nazi-occupied Europe as a child became a worldwide literary hit. However, after a falling out with the publisher of her memoir, the Belgian woman’s claims are investigated by another Holocaust survivor and shocking discoveries are made. This stranger-than-fiction Holocaust detective story is a dizzying puzzle that finds new ways to surprise. Misha and the Wolves is a film to tiptoe through carefully, reserving judgment until the end.  


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Julie Cotton, a member of the OLLI Advisory Council’s Strategic Program Planning Committee, is the coordinator and host of this series. Julie has a doctorate in Human Development and is a former organizational consultant and executive coach. She is an aficionado of documentary films and a skilled facilitator of group conversations.

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