Fall 2020

After a disruption in March of this year due to the restrictions arising from the COVID-19 crisis, the Edmonds Diversity Commission is thrilled to kick off its fourth season of the Diversity Film Series this month with the first FREE screening on Monday, October 19th at 7:00 pm.  Since the films originally scheduled for March and April could not be screened, they will serve as the 2020-2021 season’s first two months of screenings in October and November. 

Starting with this month’s film, and likely continuing for the foreseeable future, the films will be screened virtually via Zoom platform. Organizers have every intention of returning to in-person screenings in the Edmonds Theater as soon as allowable – but not likely until sometime in 2021. 

Screenings will be offered FREE to the public and will continue through April (except December). Each screening presents a film, or films, related to different topics or groups representing diverse populations and experiences. After each screening there is a brief opportunity for comment and dialogue.

The Edmonds Diversity Commission Film Series kicks-off its new season with the following screenings:

In The Family larger formatMonday, October 19, 2020 @ 7 pm ~ In the Family

Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/99192257514?pwd=OFNOZmtwRUpUR28vcEdSU21wMWM3dz09
Meeting ID: 991 9225 7514 | Passcode: 170534

In the Famly: Beginning with her story of testing positive for the familial breast cancer mutation (BRCA), filmmaker Joanna Rudnick chronicles the lives of several women currently undergoing the process of genetic testing, following them from their decision to seek testing, through the testing process, and in the aftermath when they are coming to terms with the information they receive. 83 minutes.


Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 12 noon, a double feature ~ The Fat Boy Chronicles & On Beauty

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93658056612?pwd=K3M2b09nZ002Y1JDdHFOVHdib1VGdz09
Meeting ID: 936 5805 6612 | Passcode: 136173

fat boy chronicleThe Fat Boy Chronicles: Jimmy Winterpock at age fourteen if 5'5" and weighs 188 pounds. Outside the comfort of his family and church, life for Jimmy is a constant struggle. The cruel taunts of his classmates makes going to school or playing sports a humiliating experience. Yet, he still manages to focus on his goals to lose weight and win over the girl of his dreams. 78 minutes

On Beauty Poster

On Beauty: From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick (In the Family) and Chicago's Kartemquin Films comes a story about challenging norms and redefining beauty. On Beauty follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to work within the restrictive parameters of the industry's standard of beauty. After a chance encounter with a young woman who had the genetic condition albinism, Rick re-focused his lens on those too often relegated to the shadows to change the way we see and experience beauty. 31 minutes.

For more information visit the Edmonds Diversity Commission webpage.

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