Weekday Documentaries

Documentary: Running for Jim (2013) Directed by Robin Hauser, Dan Noyes Presented by 2nd Sole

Jim Tracy led his cross-country team to the state championship 9 times, a record for San Francisco University High School. Though diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig ’s disease) in 2010, Jim continued to inspire his team.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Documentary: Beyond Standing Rock: Energy, Environment and Tribal Control (2017) Directed by Brian Malone Presented by the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter

The Standing Rock conflict was first brought to the attention of the American public in the midst of the 2016 presidential race. While the media frenzy surrounding the election made the Dakota Access pipeline a trending topic, this protest was nothing new to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Documentary: For All Mankind (1989) Directed by Al Reinert

The Apollo program may be best known for the Apollo 11 moon landing, but there is much more to the story of NASA’s mission to put man on the moon.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Documentary: No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story (2015) Directed by Paula Fouce Presented by Fern Levy

The discovery of the lost letters of Anne Frank’s father Otto brings about a new chapter in a story of iconic courage. Otto’s letters uncover his heartbreaking failure to find a place of safety for his family as the Franks are doomed by the world’s indifference.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Documentary: What the Health (2017) Directed by Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn Presented by the Cleveland Vegan Society

What the Health reveals one of the largest health cover-ups of our time as the creators of the award winning documentary Cowspiracy uncover the secret to preventing and reversing chronic diseases.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Documentary: Finding Kim (2016) Directed by Aaron Bear Presented by BRAVO

Follow the transformation of Kim, a 50-year-old transgender man from Seattle. Join his journey through top surgery, finding the perfect words for his family, and finally navigating the world as the person he was always meant to be.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Documentary: If These Walls Could Talk (2017) Directed by Chris Webb

What would happen if abandoned houses in Cleveland had voices? What stories would 100-year-old structures tell if they had the opportunity and chance to do so? If These Walls Could Talk is an interactive documentary experience like no other.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

Documentary: The Last Trailer Park (2016) and Eviction City (2016) Directed by Raychel Brightman

Inside the last trailer park in Nassau County, a tight-knit community has dispersed after a spirited nine-year legal battle that the residents were never equipped to fight. Many of the eighty families lost hope and moved away long ago.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium