We look forward to seeing you all for our next Documentary Screening Night @ Reel Works on Thursday, March 28th at 6:30pm – when we’ll show “Up Heartbreak Hill” followed by a Q&A with the director Erica Scharf.
Erica Scharf’s “Up Heartbreak Hill” is a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern. Thomas and Tamara are track stars at their rural New Mexico high school. Like many teenagers, they are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations. (by POV)
Check out the trailer for “Up Heartbreak Hill” below.
In the Documentary Screening Series, a free-of-charge program, Reel Works showcases the most anticipated docs of the year, chosen for their educational relevance, but also their cinematic merits. Many of which are campaigning for the most coveted awards in filmmaking.
Each screening will be held at the Reel Works Screening Room in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn and will be followed by a Q&A session with the films’ directors, writers, producers and/or cast members. The Documentary Screening Series @Reel Works screens regularly on the last Thursday of each month and is open to students, teaching artists, mentors and their guests within the filmmaking community.