Short Attention Span Cinema: Conception
Friday, January 11 - Thursday, February 21, 2019
Our January-February 2019 edition of “Short Attention Span Cinema” presents six animated films from the New York Times’ video project “Conception,” all exploring what it means to be a parent today. Working from hundreds of responses to the question of what it’s like to parent in the context of major cultural, social and political shifts, these stories touch on #MeToo, the immigration discussion, the opioid crisis, the gun debate, racial inequity and other issues at the heart of American life.
A different film from the program plays each week before our regular features—see schedule below.
Fri Jan 11 – Thu Jan 17: “Why I’ll Raise My Daughters to be Strong, Not Obedient” (dirs. Lara Lee & Margaret Cheatham Williams, 4 min.)
Fri Jan 18 – Thu Jan 24: “When Your Child’s Bogeyman Is Real” (dirs. Ella Dobson & Margaret Cheatham Williams, 4 min.)
Fri Jan 25 – Thu Jan 31: “I Needed the Military. Now, My Son Needs Me.” (dirs. Neely Goniodsky & Margaret Cheatham Williams, 4 min.)
Fri Feb 1- Thu Feb 7: “Why I Won’t Teach My Son ‘Black Codes’” (dirs. Jocie Juritz & Margaret Cheatham Williams, 4 min.)
Fri Feb 8 – Thu Feb 14: “I Lost My Daughter to Heroin, Can I Start Over with Her Child?” (dirs. Angela Stempel & Margaret Cheatham Williams, 4 min.)
Fri Feb 15 – Thu Feb 21: “Two Babies, Two Dads, Two Cultures” (dirs. Maya Edelman & Margaret Cheatham Williams, 4 min.)