Won’t You Be My Neighbor
April 30th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM | Lincoln Theatre
Through his TV show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred Rogers became a house hold icon, known for radical kindness and creating positive ways to speak to children about important topics. In a look at the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor examines his honest and open approach to helping children learn.
The showing of this film is sponsored by Skagit County Public Health and the Children’s Council of Skagit County.
To visit the Won’t You Be My Neighbor website, click here!
Roll Red Roll
May 2nd | 6:30PM – 8:30PM | Lincoln Theatre
After the assault of a teenage girl by a high school football team in a small town in Ohio, a crime blogger uncovered alarming social media evidence that would incite a national examination of rape culture and the bystander effect. Roll Red Roll is a harrowing account of victim-blaming, examining the impact societal attitudes can have on behaviors.
*This film contains explicit details involving sexual assault and rape. Please take care of yourself when considering viewing. Open to teens and adults.
The showing of this film is sponsored by Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services Possibilities.
To visit the Roll Red Roll website, click here!
May 7th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM | Lincoln Theatre
Photojournalist Dan Habib tackles the topic of inclusion in this film featuring his son, Samuel, who has cerebral palsy. This film documents the efforts of their family to include Samuel in every aspect of their lives and honestly portrays the family’s hopes and struggles as they move through this continuous process. This film also includes the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families to further demonstrate the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion.”
To visit the Including Samuel website, click here!
White Like Me
May 9th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM | Lincoln Theatre
White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we’ve entered a post-racial society, Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.
To visit the White Like Me website, click here!
Suicide: The Ripple Effect
May 14th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM | Lincoln Theatre
Suicide: The Ripple Effect is a film that draws attention to the struggles of mental illness and the dangers of suicidal thoughts. Based on the true story of Kevin Hines who, at age 19, jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge. Now a mental health advocate, he sets out on a mission to eradicate the increasing number of suicides and people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
To visit the Suicide: The Ripple Effect website, click here!
No Small Matter
May 16th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM | Lincoln Theatre
No Small Matter is a feature-length documentary film and national engagement campaign that brings public attention to this vital question by sharing powerful stories and stunning truths about the human capacity for early intelligence and the potential for quality early care and education to benefit America’s social and economic future. This multifaceted project reveals how our country is raising its youngest citizens, why making the most of this time in their lives is so crucial, and most importantly, what we can do to change the perception of when learning begins. The first major theatrical documentary to tackle this topic, No Small Matter is designed to kick-start the public conversation about early care and education. The ultimate goal: to produce an entertaining, accessible, and inspiring film that redefines the audience’s understanding of the issue and helps drive it to the top of the political agenda. Or, as one advocate put it, “not just to make a documentary about early childhood education, but to make the documentary about early childhood education.”
To visit the No Small Matter website, click here!
May 21st | 6:30PM – 8:30PM | Lincoln Theatre
Matt Edwards grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where the winters are long, they call the mosquito the state bird, and his hometown was so small that it didn’t have a single store. His first high came from pills prescribed by a doctor for a botched toe surgery.
For ten years he sweat out shift after shift in restaurant kitchens, working twice as many hours as anyone else so he could pay rent and feed his addiction.
Matt was driven by a desperate need to get a fix – more often to avoid withdrawal than to get “high” in a recreational sense. To get what he needed he spun a web of fiction. He was a magnificent liar – smart, creative, persuasive – his lies fed his addiction as much as the actual drugs.
But for the last two years of his life, Matt told the truth to himself, in two spiral bound journals. He chronicled his daily drug use – sort of like the Bridget Jones of addiction but in cc’s, milligrams and dollars instead of pounds, drinks and cigarettes. His journals also tell the story of his countless attempts to quit.
Everyday there is another front page tragedy detailing another spectacular fall from grace. What is missing is real understanding of the complicated personal experience within addiction. How does a smart, loving, promising kid move from acting in the high school play to putting a needle in his arm? WRITTEN OFF reveals that journey, in Matt’s own words. Behind the addiction, there is a person – all at once lovable and despicable, funny and pathetic, young and old, destructive and aware of his failings.
To visit the Written Off website, click here!