April 10

a black circle with a star and film reel icon next to the letters C and FIn collaboration with the Capital City Film Festival
2:30 – 4:45 pm

Free of charge 

Central United Methodist Church
215 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933 

Four Films and Filmmaker Panel Discussion  

Through Our Eyes: Apart (26 min) 

America has the world’s largest prison population, and 1 in 14 children in the country will experience the incarceration of a parent. Apart follows Lyric, Eric, and Nnadji as they contend with the incarceration of parents with whom they maintain a deep connection despite physical distance. Directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Rudy Valdez. Through Our Eyes is a four-part docuseries produced by the Sesame Workshop exploring some of today’s most challenging issues from the perspectives of children who experience them.  

Holding Bodies: A Justice Anthology, Episodes 1 & 2 (25 min.) 

The three-part series uses personal experiences of arrest, pretrial detention, and incarceration in New Orleans to reconsider the intention, design, and process of America’s justice system. This showing will feature Episode 1: Disappearances and Episode 2: DA Time. From filmmakers Milo Daemgen, Alex P Wilson, Cassandra Rumping and Audrey Rosenberg.  

The First Bluebird in the Morning (7 min.) 

Composer Carlos Simon’s newly-commissioned setting of verses by Sandra Seaton—sobering, heartfelt and moving. Shot in stunning black and white, the film is created by director and choreographer Jamar Roberts. In a breathtaking performance, solo dancer Lloyd Knight, a principal dancer for the Martha Graham Dance Company, brings life and movement to the piece in combination with the voice of tenor Joshua Blue. Produced by the LA Opera.