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Upcoming Premieres

Below please find upcoming premiere info and screening times for films financed and/or produced by First Look Media.

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

HOUSE TWO

In Haditha, Iraq, in November 2005, U.S. Marines killed 24 unarmed Iraqi men, women, and children—some of them at close range inside a small back bedroom in what investigators would later dub “House Two.” The incident did not come to light until six months later, when Time reported on it; the eventual trial became the largest, most expensive criminal investigation in Marine history. At its center was Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the highest-ranking soldier on site, who would become the only participant to stand trial.

Director Michael Epstein interviews and observes Wuterich and his legal team as they prepare for the trial, and he obtains candid recollections from the two N.C.I.S. special agents in charge of the forensic investigation. What he finds is a narrative far murkier than the one spun by the Marine Corps, a narrative in which Wuterich’s right to a fair trial conflicts with the desire to move past what defense attorney Haytham Faraj described as “a very ugly chapter in Marine Corps history.” A daunting but necessary search for clarity, House Twoasks vital questions about the justice in the American armed forces and what it means when the most honorable institution in the country doesn’t meet the most basic standard for justice, truth, or integrity.

Screenings:

4/22 - 6:45PM Premiere

4/23 - 9:30PM

4/24 - 5:15PM

4/26 - 8:45PM

THE PROPOSAL

Conceptual artist Jill Magid grapples with the contested legacy of Luis Barragán, Mexico’s most famous architect. Unfolding with the suspense of thriller, The Proposal follows Magid as she develops an unorthodox project exploring the nature of artistic legacy and who ultimately controls it. As she progresses, Magid interacts with Barragán’s family, admirers, and the Swiss copyright holders who aggressively “protect” his work, in a kind of a love triangle with Barragán at the apex. Ultimately, Magid creates her own startling, provocative work that forces the viewer into reckoning with how an artist’s story is told, and who is permitted to do the telling.

Screenings:

4/22 - 6:30 PM World Premiere

4/23 - 7:15 PM

4/24 - 5:45 PM

4/25 - 8:00 PM

HOT DOCS FILM FESTIVAL

THE BLUE WALL

With "16 shots and a cover-up," officer Jason Van Dyke thought he'd gotten away with the 2014 murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald The Chicago Police Department, attempting to skirt public outrage over another police killing of an African-American child, fabricated the story that the high school student forced Van Dyke to shoot. But over 300 days later, journalists and activists finally managed to break through the "blue wall" of silence, revealing video evidence that enraged the nation. Director Rick Rowley ushers us through the development and takedown of a vast conspiracy to conceal murder that extended all the way to sitting mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. And now, as the case lingers in court, we are granted a sobering look at the insidious and entrenched nature of anti-Blackness in policing, along with the power that comes from a community committed to seeing that justice is served.

Screenings:

5/1 - 9:00PM Premiere

5/2 - 12:30PM

5/3 - 9:00PM