Schedule

2020 DOX ON THE FOX SCHEDULE

DOX Showcase – A diverse selection of outstanding films.
Friday 3/13 7:30PM – 9:30PM (also playing Saturday evening)

For A Better Life: Sold for $100 at the age of five, Fekri seeks to forgive the birth family he believed abandoned him.  Director: Yasmin Mistry Country of Origin:  USA

I See In The Dark: The short documentary shows three individuals, who have lost their sight. Their intimate narrative takes the viewer on a journey to their world and feelings about the loss of vision.  Director: Lana Bregar Country of Origin:  Slovenia

What Happened to Henry: The first African American drum major of a major university marching band disappeared in 1973 and hasn’t been found since. Director: Andrew Acciaioli Country of Origin:  USA

…Once A Broken Cowboy: At 17 years old Matt Clark’s life was forever altered when a truck ran him over, leaving him paralyzed. But through welding and art, he proves that nothing is impossible.  Director: Taylor Doose Country of Origin:  USA

Nearest NeighboursVenezuelan refugees move to Trinidad and Tobago with hopes of bettering their own lives and that of their families, only to find an unwelcoming environment and the uncertainty of their future while caught in a legal limbo. Director: Rhonda Chan Soo

 Brewing in the City of Energy: A chemical engineer leverages his love of science to create craft beers that quickly grab renown. The film tells the story how a small hobby grows into a big business, fueled by the enthusiastic support of the the community of Batavia, IL.  Directors Ed Plamondon & Thad Vassmer

Kids Block – A family friendly block of documentaries with kid’s activities.
Saturday 3/14 11:00AM-12:30PM

Touch and Go Chess Party: Not only is Touch and Go Chess Party a unique street art installation, but also a staple of the chess community and passersby alike.  Director:  Paul RestivCountry of Origin:  USA

Zach Koch : Musical Addiction Zach Koch shares his journey with music.  Director: Grayson Nocera  Country of Origin:  USA

City Swim: Chronicles the first open river swim in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 50+ years. The film celebrates the renewed health of the Milwaukee River while telling the stories of the swimmers who participated in this historic swim.  Director:  Joseph Brown Country of Origin:  USA

rail’s farm: Discover the daily life of workers on the rail’s farm, a social and ecological project in the heart of Paris. The project focuses on one of the workers, his career, his aspirations and his role in the farm.  Director: Antoine Priou Country of Origin: France

Dreaming of a Mermaid: After healing from the sea, The 20’s youths have a new dreams, Challenging ‘Save the Ocean’ project.  Director: Chai Min Ahn Country of Origin:  Republic of Korea

Intimate Windows – Personal stories, told by the people who lived them.  
Saturday 3/14 1:30PM -3:30PM

Salt & Sea: Gerald is one of about a dozen living lighthouse keepers in Ireland, as these lighthouses have become automated since the mid-nineties. Director: Jack Sarcone Country of Origin: USA

NITA: Through domestic violence, homelessness and kindness of others she has made it to where she is today.  Director: Melissa Pratt Country of Origin:  USA

Reborn Baby: Peggy has an extraordinary hobby. She collects babies. Peggy lives in Berlin with her lifelike dolls.  Director: Pascal Schuh Country of Origin:  Germany

Show to Show: The Coal Cave Hollow Boys are a Bluegrass band from Ohio that doesn’t have the “Nashville Connection” they need to book larger gigs even in their home state.  Director: Samuel Scott Country of Origin:  USA

Uncle Tahar’s Hidden Travel Agency: The hospitable senior Tahar offers his apartment in the north of Tunis to Couchsurfers from all over the world.  Director: Chris Frieswijk Country of Origin: Netherlands

Healing Hands: Dr. Gloria Kaye is a life-long healer, bridging the gap between modern and, what is labeled as, alternative medicine. Her career and research span decades. Director: Christopher Sibley Country of Origin:  USA

Join The Conversation – Films that will keep the dialogue going into the night
Saturday 3/14 4:30-6:30

The Last Harvest: America’s food values are rapidly changing. We are experiencing a food revolution that is demanding better-tasting, natural and sustainable food and yet, we don’t often consider who is responsible for growing this food.  Director:  Alexis Spradic Country of Origin:  USA

Disappeared: Chicago’s Lost Lesbian Bars: Lesbians are disappearing,” according to 74 year old Marti Smith. Chicago’s lesbian bars are gone. They take with them history that is often ignored and undocumented.  Director: Jacob Pieczynski Country of Origin:  USA

The Promise: She lost her autonomy, her lucidity, her memories, communication and the ability to love. Her will was not to live like this.  Director: Danel Aser Country of Origin:  Spain

Where My Girls At? In the underground hip hop scene of New York, the old adage “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere” rings true for many rappers seeking to make a name for themselves.  Director: Mads Engel Country of Origin:  USA

The Hunt For Medals, Not Lions: 8 Maasai elders approached the Big Life team to find a way to eliminate lion hunting from the Maasai culture, while still honouring Maasai traditions, and so the Maasai Olympics was created. Director: James Suter Country of Origin:  South Africa

DOX Showcase – A diverse selection of outstanding films.
Saturday 3/14 7:30PM – 9:30PM (also playing Friday evening)

For A Better Life: Sold for $100 at the age of five, Fekri seeks to forgive the birth family he believed abandoned him.  Director: Yasmin Mistry Country of Origin:  USA

I See In The Dark: The short documentary shows three individuals, who have lost their sight. Their intimate narrative takes the viewer on a journey to their world and feelings about the loss of vision. Director: Lana Bregar Country of Origin:  Slovenia

What Happened to Henry: The first African American drum major of a major university marching band disappeared in 1973 and hasn’t been found since.  Director: Andrew Acciaioli Country of Origin:  USA

…Once A Broken Cowboy At 17 years old Matt Clark’s life was forever altered when a truck ran him over, leaving him paralyzed. But through welding and art, he proves that nothing is impossible.  Director: Taylor Doose Country of Origin:  USA

Broken Waves: Follow the photographer Frédéric Séguin in a pilgrimage, during which he returns to the highlights of the Syrian refugee crisis, and tries to find the people he has photographed between 2015 and 2017.  Director: Patrick Francke-Sirois & Thierry Sirois Country of Origin: Canada

Brewing in the City of Energy: A chemical engineer leverages his love of science to create craft beers that quickly grab renown. The film tells the story how a small hobby grows into a big business, fueled by the enthusiastic support of the the community of Batavia, IL. Directors Ed Plamondon & Thad Vassmer