1:00PM – KAREN CARPENTER: STARVING FOR PERFECTION
She’d only just begun. Forty years after her death, this captivating, revealing, and unvarnished documentary provides astounding new insight into the singer’s tragically short life and enduring musical legacy.
She was the first in a long line of celebrities to suffer from an eating disorder during an era when the vastly misunderstood phenomenon brought shame and public humiliation. For the first time, we hear Karen Carpenter’s personal struggle in her own voice through never-before released recordings and through the legendary voices of those who knew her and were inspired by her music. As the #1 American musical act of the 1970s, the Carpenters were on top of the world, producing a string of pop masterpieces, including “Close to You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” and “Rainy Days and Mondays.” But behind closed doors, Karen’s quest for perfection resulted in low self esteem, a disheartening love life, and a public battle with anorexia nervosa, which ended with her untimely death at the age of only 32. Forty years after her death comes KAREN CARPENTER: STARVING FOR PERFECTION, a captivating, revealing, and unvarnished documentary providing astounding new insight into the singer’s tragically short life and enduring musical legacy.
4:00PM – TRAIL END & CONVERSATION WITH BARRY CORBIN
Fulfilling a personal mission for his late wife, an ailing man and his old horse attempt their last trail ride together across Kansas.
Leonard Barrie Corbin is an American actor. He is best known for his starring role as Maurice Minnifield on the television series Northern Exposure, which earned him two consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Join us for a conversation with the versatile actor, following a screening of the short film Trail End.
7:00PM – THREE BIRTHDAYS – GALA FILM
Bobbie is determined to lose her virginity on the day of her 17 th birthday, but she will lose more than that. Serious, humorous, and intimate, THREE BIRTHDAYS follows a left-leaning, academic family in 1970 as each of its members wrestles with the contradictions of the sexual revolution in the era of the Vietnam War. When Bobbie discovers her mother’s infidelity and acts out furiously, she sets off a chain of confrontations that forces her father and mother to face their own insecurities as accomplished as middle-class intellectuals. On each of their birthdays, hopes are dashed, and secrets revealed. Culminating on the day of the shootings at Kent State, the film sits right in the middle of that uncomfortable place where the personal and the political collide.