17 BLOCKS

Dir. Davy Rothbart | Documentary | U.S.A. | 1 hr. 36 min.

Discussion to follow with members of the Sanford family (via Skype)

In 1999, using only his home video camera, nine-year-old Emmanuel Sanford began recording himself and his family. His innocent lens captured not only his Washington, D.C., neighborhood (17 blocks from the capitol), but also a group of warriors—his mother, sister, and brother—as they managed to confront, and rise above, incredible hardship. Filmmaker, journalist, and frequent This American Life contributor Davy Rothbart befriended the Sanfords as they continued to document their lives over a 20-year period. The result is a stunning one-of-a-kind odyssey that highlights familial bonds and raw courage.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Chilmark Community Center

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6:30 p.m. Dinner + Live Music
Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch Catering will be serving Israeli braised beef brisket, herbed labneh, and a shaved fennel salad. Kid-friendly and vegetarian options are available. Buy your dinner in advance, with your movie tickets. If you wish to just purchase dinner and not a movie ticket, call the box office at (508) 645-9599.

Live music will be performed by Jodie Treloar Sampson.