The NHdocs Videotheque
Philip Marrett room, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street
Admission To All Screenings Is Free
Tuesday, June 5th – 12:00 PM
Into The Okavango (Neil Gelinas, 2018) – 91min – Connecticut Premiere
A passionate conservation biologist brings together a river bushman fearful of losing his past and a young scientist uncertain of her future on an epic, four-month expedition across three countries, through unexplored and dangerous landscapes, in order to save the Okavango Delta, one of our planet’s last pristine wildernesses.
Q&A with director follows screening
Tuesday, June 5th – 2:30 PM
Regarding Gravity (M. Brouillard, 2017) – 79min – U.S. Premiere
Friends Christian, 63, and Bruce, 71, each have their burden to bear: Christian suffers from a genetic condition that severely impairs his vision and makes his skin hypersensitive to sunlight, while Bruce is hard of hearing and bipolar. But both men share a dream: to fly, to defy gravity, to rise up against the limitations of their bodies. As a very thorough and rational person, Christian has mastered the techniques of paragliding, and, after years of struggle, he has been given permission to fly on his own. He is now persuading the more erratic and turbulent Bruce to do the same and follow him all the way to Mont Blanc. An intimate and unsettling portrait of two non-conforming individuals, this “direct cinema” piece with tragicomic and Beckettian undertones takes us on a journey into the luminous heights and the dark intricacies of the human psyche.