Werner Herzog, interviews one of the world’s greatest living politicians, Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union. Now 88, living outside Moscow and battling illness, we’re offered a last chance to learn about true diplomacy from a world statesman. Shows Tues, May 28 with Lawrence Wilkerson speaking after the film.
VAN GOGH: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies
Take a fresh look at Vincent Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller, one of the first to recognize his genius. In the early 20th century, she amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake museum in Holland. Shows Tues, June 4 and presented with Chrysler Museum.
THE RIVER AND THE WALL
A team of adventurers embark on a 1,200-mile mountain bike, horse, and canoe expedition down the Rio Grande to document the borderlands before construction of a wall and to explore how it would impact wildlife, immigration, public lands, border security, and landowners. During the three month journey, the team meets with Democrat Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Republican Congressman Will Hurd, Border Patrol agents, wildlife biologists, immigration experts, and landowners. Shows Wed, June 5 with discussion.
DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: ABBEY ROAD – Side II
In the popular lecture film series, musicologist Scott Frieman concludes his dissection of The Beatles final recorded album. Shows Tues, June 11.
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
Two dreamers and their beloved dog leave their tiny L.A. apartment and move to the countryside to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. This winning documentary chronicles a decade of planting orchard trees, hundreds of crops, and bringing in animals of every kind, including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. Shows Wed, June 12 with discussion.