Francesco

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Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

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Francesco
USA/Czech Republic |
118 min.
Genre: Documentary

Francesco takes an unsparing look at the most pressing challenges of the 21st-century, asking deep questions about the human condition. The film is guided by Pope Frances who, with tremendous humility, wisdom, and generosity, offers moving lessons from his life that illuminate what it will take to build a better future. In doing so, he addresses issues such as climate change, immigration, peace and religious tolerance, LGBTQ support, gender and identity justice, and economic equality.

North American premiere

A Q&A with director Evgeny Afineevsky immediately follows the scheduled screening. 

This film will be accessible Oct. 25–31.

About the director

Evgeny Afineevsky is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominated director. His documentary Cries from Syria was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival, and at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, Afineevsky won Best Director and earned a nomination for Best Documentary. Cries from Syria was also nominated for four Emmy Awards. Afineevsky earned Academy Award and Emmy nominations for his film Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, which was an official selection at the Venice and Telluride International Film Festivals. He won the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary from the Toronto International Film Festival and received the Television Academy’s Honors Award. 

DIRECTOR

Evgeny Afineevsky

PRODUCERS

Evgeny Afineevsky

Den Tolmor

Eric Esrailian

Teri Schwartz

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Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

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