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The New Yorker Documentary Shorts WITH Q&A at the Jacob Burns Film Center

November 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Q&A with filmmakers to follow screening

Join us for a selection of extraordinary stories from around the world with this program of short documentaries from The New Yorker:

Parker (13 min.)

A decision delayed for decades allows a Kansas City family to reunite to do something that countless African Americans before them could not do—choose their own last name.

Directed by: Sharon Liese

Deciding Vote (19 min.)

Fifty years ago, a now-forgotten New York assemblyman cast a single tie-breaking vote that legalized abortion in New York and laid the groundwork for Roe v. Wade.

Directed by: Robert J. Lyons and Jeremy Workman

Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles (13 min.)

In western Ukraine, sculptors who used to make religious statues are retraining to use their skills for a new purpose: building anti-tank obstacles to help fend off the Russian invasion.

Directed by: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk

Puffling (20 min.)

Near an Icelandic town, teen-agers spend nights rescuing young pufflings as they leave their nests for the first time and get lost because of light pollution.

Directed by: Jessica Bishopp

Nina & Irena (22 min.)

On the eve of her ninetieth birthday, a grandmother reveals to her grandson, for the first time, the haunting story of her sister’s disappearance during the Holocaust.

Directed by: Daniel Lombroso

Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers)


November 20, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Jacob Burns Film Center