Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome]
We are excited to continue our movie series partnership with the Waco Hippodrome & Deep in the Heart Film Festival during the summer! The goal of this partnership is to offer Baylor students and the Waco community the opportunity to view a variety of documentary and independent films that dive into important topics within our world.
Throughout June/July on Monday nights we will be screening a new film. Admission is FREE, but tickets for entrance are REQUIRED and can be picked up at the Waco Hippodrome Box Office or HERE. For a detailed schedule of screenings, please see our schedule below.
JUNE 5 @ 7PM | BLUR CIRCLE
Jill Temple is a single mother still grieving the loss of her young son after he disappeared two years ago. Unable to face the possibility that she has lost him forever, she pursues every lead, regardless of how thin or whose face she has to get into - until Burton Rose enters her sphere. He's a man with his own shrouded past, but the details of that past - and how Burton has responded to it - force Jill to look at her life in a completely new way.
JUNE 12 @ 7PM | I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
JUNE 19 @ 7PM | TRANSPECOS
There's a snake in our nest.
On a remote desert highway a makeshift Border Patrol checkpoint is manned by three agents: Flores (Gabriel Luna): with an uncanny ability to track; Davis (Johnny Simmons): joined the Border Patrol with dreams of romancing señoritas and riding on horseback; Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr): one of the old guard who believes a college degree can’t stop a bullet.
It's like most boring days, but soon the contents of one car will change everything.
What follows is a journey to uncover the surreal, frightening secrets hidden behind the facade of this lonely outpost. The end of the path may cost them their lives along a border where the line between right and wrong shifts like the desert itself.
JUNE 26 @ 7PM | CHICKEN PEOPLE
Chicken may be just food for most people, but raising the perfect chicken is an all-consuming passion for some. CMT is teaming up with Emmy Award-winning Motto Pictures, also this year's Sundance Grand Jury Prize (U.S. Documentary) Winner for Weiner, and Emmy nominated director Nicole Lucas Haimes for Chicken People, a two-hour documentary that takes a charming and fascinating look at the colorful and hugely competitive world of champion show chicken breeders. A real life Best in Show but about chickens, the film follows the struggles and triumphs of both humans and their chickens on the road to compete at the Ohio National Poultry Show, considered the Westminster of Chickens. Chicken People is produced by Motto Pictures and Haimes Film, with Julie Goldman, Caroline Kaplan, Chris Clements, and Terry Leonard producing. Nicole Lucas Haimes executive produces and Jayson Dinsmore, Lewis Bogach and John Miller-Monzon executive produce for CMT.