Update on Edmonds
The Edmonds Diversity Film Series begins its third season this month, with the first screenings on Saturday, October 19h at Noon at the Edmonds Theater.  Screenings will be offered FREE to the public and are scheduled for the third Saturdays of the month, October through April (except December).  Each screening presents a film, or films, related to different topics or groups representing diverse populations and experiences.  After each screening there is a brief opportunity for comment and dialogue.

CinemabilityCinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion kicks the season off on October 19th, a film about disabilities portrayed within the Hollywood movie industry, featuring such Hollywood heavyweights as Jamie Foxx, Jane Seymour, Ben Affleck and Geena Davis among others.  Filmmaker Jenni Gold explores disability story lines in film, television and advertising to see if the media have helped societal inclusion for people with disabilities. 

LionessOn November 16th, Lioness presents the untold story of the first group of women soldiers in US history to be sent into direct ground combat, in violation of official policy. Told through intimate accounts, journal excerpts, archive footage, as well as interviews with military commanders, the film follows five women who served together for a year in Iraq. With captivating detail, this probing documentary reveals the unexpected course of events that began with using US women soldiers to defuse tensions with local civilians, but resulted in the women fighting in some of the bloodiest counter-insurgency battles of the war. 

This movie will be followed by the short, Charlie & Sam. This movie delves into the World War II generation and their life and wartime experience by showcasing a reunion of two WWII vets for a final farewell.

With a break for the holidays in December, the Series picks up again in the New Year.

the Florida ProjectOn January 18, 2020, The Florida Project, is an award-winning portrayal of a single mother and children eking out an existence in the shadow of the most magical place on Earth, Disneyworld.  Six-year-old Moonee and her two best friends forge their own adventures, while Moonee's struggling mom and William Dafoe as a kind-hearted motel manager, protect the kids from the harsh reality that surrounds them. 

Four more films will follow. For a complete list, and more detailed information about the films, including full synopses and movie trailers, please visit diversity.edmondswa.gov. All movies are free to the public and are screened at Noon at the Edmonds Theater, 415 Main Street, an ADA-accessible facility. 

The Edmonds Diversity Film Series is sponsored by the Edmonds Diversity Commission, Rick Steves’ Europe, MyEdmondsNews, the Edmonds Centers for the Arts, and the Edmonds Theater.

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