ENCORE SERIES: APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT
First show: January 05
APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT is part of our ENCORE series, a program designed to highlight some of the best films from 2015 that received little (or no) theatrical distribution in San Francisco.
“A portrait of the sheer difficulty in establishing a democratic organization, especially when its prospective practitioners are between 5 and 12 years old.” – A.A. Dowd, AV Club
A Skype Q&A with the film’s director, Amanda Rose Wilder, will follow the screening on Tuesday, January 5th.
Year one at the Teddy McArdle Free School in Little Falls, New Jersey, where all classes are voluntary and rules are determined by vote. Wilder is there from the beginning to end of the school year, documenting and observing founder Alexander Khost, eleven-year-old Jiovanni, seven-year-old Lucy, along with an entire indelible cast of young personalities as they form relationships, explore their surroundings and intensely debate rule violations, until it all comes to a head. APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT is a portrait of unfettered childhood and human relationships.
Directed by Amanda Wilder, 87 min, USA, 2014
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