Short Attention Span Cinema: “History Lessons” from StoryCorps

Friday, May 12 - Thursday, July 20, 2023

As part of our ongoing Short Attention Span Cinema program, IFC Center is proud to share firsthand perspectives of historical moments in this series of stories from StoryCorps. 

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Visit to learn more or record your own story, and watch more StoryCorps videos at

Fri May 12 – Thu May 18: Lola’s Work | A devoted and hardworking grandmother, remembered

Fri May 19 – Thu May 25: Sundays at Rocco’s | A changing neighborhood

Fri May 26 – Thu June 1: The Echoes of War | Honoring fallen comrades (new release)

Fri June 2 – Thu June 6/8: The Busboy | An eyewitness to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy  (new release)

Fri June 9 – Thu June 15: A Life of Honor | A gay veteran recalls serving in silence

Fri June 16 – Thu June 22: My Aunties | Lessons in love during an epidemic

Fri June 23 – Thu June 29: Role Models | The people who nurtured him (new release)

Fri June 30 – Thu July 6: The Room | Finally learning her father’s true Holocaust experience (new release)

Fri July 7 – Thu July 13: A More Perfect Union | In pursuit of her right to vote

Fri July 14 – Thu July 20: Silvia’s Legacy | The true meaning of freedom

Series Films