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Bluegrass Earth film series: PLASTIC PARADISE

Film screening followed by Skype Q & A with director/journalist Angela Sun. PLASTIC PARADISE (The Great Pacific Garbage Patch) is an independent documentary film that chronicles Angela Sun's personal journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way she encounters scientists, celebrities, legislators and activists who shed light on what our society's vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans -- and what it may be doing to our health.

Documentary Film Premiere: THE MANY STOREYS AND LAST DAYS OF THOMAS MERTON

The Lexington premiere of Morgan Atkinson's latest documentary.THE MANY STOREYS AND LAST DAYS OF THOMAS MERTON is the story of Trappist monk Thomas Merton in the last year of his life, embarking on his greatest journey. It’s a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from his home at the Abbey of Gethsemani, across America in the turbulent year of 1968 and finally to Asia for meetings with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual seekers. The purpose of the journey? As always with Merton he seeks a fuller union with God.

Documentary Film: THE NEW BLACK

Documentary Film screening: THE NEW BLACK is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church. Presented by Bluegrass Black Pride, GLSO of Lexington, and JustFundKY.

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