Connections: The OLLI Documentary Film Series

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Connections: The Documentary Film Series

As the OLLI at Ringling College documentary film series CONNECTIONS embarks on its fifth year, we’re planning something different for the six films that will be shown for the 2021-2022 academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms). Each film will feature the theme of “Identity” how it informs our sense of self and shapes how we present ourselves to the world.
Films will be screened live at the Ringling College Museum Campus. Following the film, participants can engage in a discussion with the moderator and with one another about the film’s content and impact, as well as raise questions for further exploration.

CONNECTIONS: The Documentary Film Series for the Fall semester!

Worn Stories (2021) • 1 hour 17 minutes
Monday, Oct. 4 • 2:30-4:30 pm
Ringling College Museum Campus (Masks Required)
Moderator: Julie Cotton

Worn Stories

It’s often said that clothes make the man (or woman), and this eight-part series on Netfix takes us on an offbeat, funny, and heartfelt deep dive into just how much this is true. In Beginning, we see the first piece of clothing our narrator ever wore and how clothing can shape a life right from the start. In Growing Up, we explore just how much gender expectations contribute to our sense of self. In Uniform, we get to see that the professional garb we wear can be very misleading of our true selves.

Tell Me Who I Am (2019) • 1 hour 26 minutes
Monday, Nov. 1 • 2:30-4:30 pm
Ringling College Museum Campus (Masks Required)
Moderator: Julie Cotton

Tell Me Who I Am

This engrossing film pulls us into the lives of twin brothers Alex and Marcus, one of whom relies upon the other to recreate his lost childhood memories after a motorcycle accident. We slowly see that Alex is learning only what Marcus chooses to tell him, and that much is left out. We accompany Alex on his journey to learn who he is and why his brother is shielding him from the truth.

FEES (per film)

$12 Gold Member; $15 Silver Member & General Admission
No refunds. For information or to register, call 941-309-5111.


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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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