Short Attention Span Cinema: Take 5 – Justice in America

Friday, July 29 - Thursday, September 1, 2016

From Jul 29 to Sep 1, IFC Center will be showcasing short films from the series, “Take 5 – Justice in America,” commissioned from some of today’s most talented and visionary documentarians by the SundanceNow Doc Club. This inaugural collection of TAKE 5 films explores issues under debate this election season, including: the working poor; gentrification; prison and bail reform; voting rights; and race and gun violence.

Jul 29-Aug 4 LIMBO (dir. Razan Ghalayini)

Aug 5-Aug 11 DEGENTRIFY AMERICA (dir. Nelson George)

Aug 12-Aug 18 WHO WILL SURVIVE AMERICA? (dir. Sheldon Candis)

Aug 19-Aug 25 THE NEW FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS (dir. Rachel Lears)

Aug 26-Sep 1 A HUG FROM PAUL RYAN (dirs. Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce)


Inaugurated with IFC Center’s opening in 2005, the ongoing “Short Attention Span Cinema” series plays short films before the theater’s regular features, every day of the year. Past editions have spotlighted shorts from film festivals like Slamdance and Doxita; work from The New York Times’ Op-Docs, The 78 Project and UNICEF’s Oneminutesjr. initiatives; and retrospective series on filmmakers including Isabella Rossellini, Jay Rosenblatt, DA Pennebaker, Jeff Scher, Emily Hubley, Guy Maddin, James Nares, Jessica Oreck and others.


IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and as well as through general internet searches.