Cinereach Blog

07/28/2010

DocuWeeks Showcases Pushing the Elephant and Summer Pasture

Cinereach is excited for grantee films Pushing the Elephant and Summer Pasture, who are both included in the International Documentary Association’s 14th annual DocuWeeks showcase. As part of this, they will each have a one-week theatrical run in both New York and Los Angeles. These screenings qualify the films for consideration for next year’s Academy Awards and provide audiences with the opportunity to experience these powerful stories on the big screen.

See below for more details.


Rose&Nangabire_lores

Pushing the Elephant, by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel, chronicles the story of Rose Mapendo and how she escaped from the ethnic violence of the Democratic Republic of Congo to become a vital voice to help mend her divided country. She has assisted dozens of survivors to rebuild their lives, but there is still one person Rose must teach to forgive–her daughter Nangabire. Pushing The Elephant counters the horrors of genocidal violence with the moral fortitude and grace of one woman’s mission for peace.

In New York: Friday, August 6th – Thursday, August 12th
at the IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue, at West 3rd Street)
Purchase Tickets

In Los Angeles: Friday, August 13th – Thursday, August 19th
at the ArcLight Hollywood (6360 W. Sunset Boulevard, between Vine & Ivar)
Purchase Tickets

Summer Pasture.Yama

Filmed in the high grasslands of eastern Tibet by Lynn True, Nelson Walker and Tsering Perlo, Summer Pasture is a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of a young couple and their infant daughter during a time of great transition. Locho and Yama are nomadic herders who carve their existence from the land as their ancestors have for generations. But as traditional nomadic life confronts rapid modernization, the family is at a crossroads, and Summer Pasture ultimately reveals the profound sacrifice they will make to ensure their daughter’s future.

In New York: Friday, July 30th – Thursday, August 5th
at the IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue, at West 3rd Street)
Purchase Tickets

Additionally, New York audiences can bring their Summer Pasture ticket stub from IFC Center to receive $2 off admission at the Rubin Museum of Art, which features a world class collection of art from the Himalayas.

In Los Angeles: Friday, August 6th – Thursday, August 12th
at the ArcLight Hollywood (6360 W. Sunset Boulevard, between Vine & Ivar)
Purchase Tickets

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