DOXA announces free outdoor summer screenings in August

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      DOXA, the Documentary Film Festival, has announced two nights of free outdoor screenings on August 12 and 19.

      Presented in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library, with support from the DVBIA and McMedia AV, the screenings will take place at 9 pm at the VPL Central Branch's Dilawri Square, at the corner of Robson and Homer.

      August 12 will feature a program of local short films in which the pursuits of home, meaning, and legacy find roots in art and memory. The films include Mariam Ingrid Barry and Eva Anandi Brownstein's "Cypher", Morgan Rhys Tams's "Dear Mr. Dudley", Siku Allooloo's "Spirit Emulsion", Nadia Shihab's "Echolocation", Hannah Dubois's "And Ingrid", and Alixandra Buck's "Beckwoman's Hippie Emporium".

      August 19 will see a screening of director Henri Pardo’s feature-length documentary Dear Jackie, a portrait of Black life in Montreal that's a cinematic letter to Jackie Robinson, the first Black man to break the color barrier in professional baseball.

      For more info, and to register for the screenings, visit the DOXA website here.