Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome

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INFORMATION

Established in 2015, Movie Mondays is a collaborative partnership between the Department of Student Activities, the Waco Hippodrome and various campus partners.

Throughout the semester, Baylor students and the Waco community are provided an opportunity to view documentary or independent films that address important topics and issues within our world.

Admission is FREE, but tickets for entrance are REQUIRED (unless noted otherwise in the detailed schedule listed below) and can be picked up at the Waco Hippodrome Box Office or Baylor Ticket Office.

CAMPUS PARTNERS

Are you interested in partnering with us to screen a film? Please use the following link to access further information and fill out our Movie Mondays Partnership Application: https://orgsync.com/96545/forms/325121.

For further questions regarding the program or to make a film recommendation, contact us at:

Jordy Dickey, jordy_dickey@baylor.edu, 254-710-6291
Alex Jantz, alex_jantz@baylor.edu, 254-710-3233

FALL SCHEDULE

AUG. 27 @ 7PM || WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR
PRESENTED BY ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
LOCATION: WACO HIPPODROME

For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since. Though he may be best known today as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children’s television host, in reality, Fred Rogers’ career represents a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view about how we should best speak to children about important matters and how television could be used as a positive force in our society. In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Neville pays tribute to this legacy with the latest in his series of highly engaging, moving documentary portraits of essential American artists.

SEPT. 10 @ 6PM || BACKPACK FULL OF CASH
PRESENTED BY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
LOCATION: MAYBORN SBC THEATER - * NO TICKETS NEEDED

Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, BACKPACK FULL OF CASH takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education "reform" where public education -- starved of resources -- hangs in the balance.

SEPT. 17 @ 7PM || THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
PRESENTED BY UNION BOARD
LOCATION: WACO HIPPODROME

Tim Wardle’s acclaimed documentary THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is the most amazing, incredible, remarkable true story ever told. Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret - a secret with radical repercussions for us all. Winner of Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is an exuberant celebration of family that transforms into a thriller with colossal implications and proof that life is truly is stranger than fiction.

SEPT. 24 @ 7PM || RBG
PRESENTED BY DOCSOLOGY SERIES
LOCATION: WACO HIPPODROME

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

OCT. 1 @ 7PM || DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS' WAR
PRESENTED BY BAYLOR PHI ALPHA THETA & BAYLOR HISTORY DEPARTMENT
LOCATION: WACO HIPPODROME

DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR, co-directed by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky, is about a little-known but important mission by an American minister and his wife to rescue refugees and dissidents in Europe before and after the start of World War II.

OCT. 8 @ 7PM || THIRST: MISSION LIBERIA
PRESENTED BY THE LAST WELL
LOCATION: WACO HIPPODROME

An inspiring story of one man's passion to change the entire nation of Liberia -- before it's too late! Follow Dr. Todd Philips through the Ebola infected jungles of Liberia as he and his team strive to make history as the first non-government group to bring access to clean water to an entire nation, and in record time. With lives in the balance and faced with the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, dwindling project funds, and a family crisis at home, can he succeed?

OCT. 15 @ 7PM || ONE NATION UNDER GOD REUNION SCREENING
PRESENTED BY THE FILM DIRECTORS
LOCATION: WACO HIPPODROME

Austin, Lawson, Michael, and Will are four college-aged Christians who have grown up in the bubble of Christianity. They realize that their faith is more religion and less relationship. Because they have been in the rut of mindless faith, they decide to expand their views on God, the world, and eternity. Filmed in 2008, Austin, Lawson, Michael and Will will reunite together to talk about how the film continues to impact their lives. Pokey O's reception to following the film screening and discussion.

OCT. 22 @ 7PM || ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL
PRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS & ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH
LOCATION: WACO HIPPODROME

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York.Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community - over the course of a five-year legal battle.

OCT. 29 @ 7PM || CHESLEY BONESTELL: A BRUSH WITH THE FUTURE
PRESENTED BY CO-PRODUCER MELVIN SCHUETZ
LOCATION: WACO HIPPODROME

Chesley Bonestell was an architect and painter who worked on the Golden Gate Bridge and the Chrysler Building. He worked on famous movies like Citizen Kane as a matte artist, and his mesmerizing paintings of planets and star systems helped inspire America's space program. Why is it that no one knows who he is today? Winner of the 2018 Audience Award in "Art, Architecture and Design" at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Winner of the 2018 Award for Best Documentary at the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival. Official Selection for Wonderfest USA. Official Selection for Worldcon76.

NOV. 5 @ 7PM || NO GREATER LOVE
PRESENTED BY BAYLOR VETERAN EDUCATIONAL AND TRANSITION SERVICES (VETS)
LOCATION: WACO HIPPODROME

Shot and directed by Army Chaplain Justin Roberts, No Greater Love invites the audience to experience war, its aftermath, and the hard road home from a soldier’s perspective. While deployed in Afghanistan with the legendary “No Slack” Battalion, Roberts decided to carry a camera to document the hardships his unit endured. He would go on to capture not only the gritty reality of war but also the incredibly strong bond that is forged between soldiers.No Greater Love weaves real combat footage with heartfelt interviews to present a side of war rarely explored in film - the difficult journey back. The stories captured convey raw emotion in an absolutely visceral way, exposing the audience to the struggles our service members face, specifically PTSD, depression, and suicide.These authentic tales of grit and valor celebrate true heroes in an inspiring way while striving to create a dialogue about war and promote healing. No Greater Love, the award-winning film called “remarkable” by The Washington Post, is the first documentary directed by an active duty soldier in combat.

NOV. 12 @ 7PM || OPERATION TOUSSAINT
PRESENTED BY OPERATION UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
LOCATION: WACO HIPPODROME

Operation Toussaint focuses on Port-au-Prince, Haiti where Tim Ballard and his special forces team go undercover with local law enforcement to bring a ring of sex traffickers (who bribed their way out of jail) to justice.

NOV. 26 @ 7PM || WHERE IS PALESTINE?
PRESENTED BY BETTER TOGETHER BU
LOCATION: WACO HIPPODROME

More than 7 million Palestinians live around the globe, tracing their roots to one of the most contested geographic regions in human history. Where is Palestine? explores the diverse narrative of the Palestinian community through the lens of individuals in Jordan, the West Bank and Israel, and exposes the grim reality of Palestinian life under Israeli occupation. This special advance screening of the film will also feature a talkback session with director Nathan Driskell, producer Timothy Palmer, and the film's West Bank coordinator, Rafat Shomali.