With the new season of the Port Jefferson Documentary Film Series underway – and the next showing taking place on March 18 at Theatre Three – Mayor Margot Garant recently talked about the series, which has brought original documentary films to the village along with some of the films' creators.
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Past guests included Dr. Richard Leakey, Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University and Chair, Board of Directors at the Turkana Basin Institute.
Todd and Jedd Wider–brothers originally from Setauket–who screened their documentary film about Eliot Spitzer's downfall in 2011 at Theatre Three and were there to talk to the audience.
This fall, "The Invisible War" was shown, a movie that tries to bring awareness to the plight of U.S. servicewomen who have suffered from sexual abuse while in the military. Director Kirby Dick was on hand to answer questions.
When the Port Jefferson Documentary Series unveiled the lineup for its spring 2013 festival, topics ranged from sex abuse in the Catholic church, racial stereotypes, Holocaust survivors and more.
To start the Spring 2013 series, "No Place on Earth" will be shown on Monday night at 7 p.m. It's a film that, according to the series producers, "brings to light the untold story of thirty-eight Ukrainian Jews who survived World War II by living in caves for eighteen months."