In addition to all the documentaries screening this spring as part of other series, we present four more gems, three of them Ithaca premieres. Born to Fly, about extreme choreographer Elizabeth Streb, will be introduced by Senior Lecturer Byron Suber (Performing and Media Arts); Monk with a Camera, about Tibetan Buddhist monk and photographer Nicholas Vreeland (grandson of renowned fashion editor Diana Vreeland), will include a post-screening discussion via Skype with filmmakers Guido Santi and Tina Mascara on March 26; and Regarding Susan Sontag, about one of the most influential and provocative thinkers/writers/feminists of the 20th century, will be shown as part of the LGBT Studies spring film series. The series closes out with Laura Poitras’s electrifying portrait of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Citizenfour, a frontrunner for Best Documentary Oscar of 2014.

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