It’s all about relaxation and enjoyment in this week’s happenings. Sit in the comfort of your own home and watch a documentary on TV. You can even stream it online and watch at your convenience! If not, go out with some friends or a loved one to a movie or a concert.
When: Friday, September 16
Where: New York and Los Angeles Movie Theaters
How: Buy tickets at your nearest theater
Restless, presented by Sony Pictures Classics, follows Annabel Cotton and Enoch Brae on their journey towards acceptance of themselves. Annabel, a beautiful terminal cancer patient, and Enoch, a business drop-out who lost his parents to an accident, meet at a funeral. Their unique experiences bring them closer together and they develop a love for each other. As they fight through pain, anger and loss while enjoying youth, playfulness and originality, the two outsiders play life by their own rules. But death eventually creeps on the young couple and Enoch helps Annabel face her last days. The film was directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Jason Lew. Our editor loved it, so definitely recommended!
POV’s (Point Of View) “The Learning”
When: Tuesday, September 20 Premiere on PBS; Wednesday, September 21 to Friday, October 21 available for streaming on POV
Where: Channel PBS and POV website
This enlightening documentary follows the joys and trials of four Filipina teachers who reluctantly leave their home in the Philippines, hoping to transform the impoverished lives of their families back home, to teach high school in Baltimore. Will their idealistic visions collide with the tough realities in America? You can visit the POV website for additional video, interactive map, traditional Filipino songs, and information on the impact of remittances to the Philippines.
Clara C Shakin’ Off Silence 2011 Tour
When: Friday, September 23 to Saturday, November 12
Where: Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada); Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York City
How: Purchase tickets here.
I had the honor of watching Clara C perform at my school a few months ago and she is one talented girl. Not only is she good at singing, she can also play multiple instruments and is super sweet! If you’re lucky enough to watch the Los Angeles show, you may get a chance to win a melodica from Clara C! She will be giving it away to anyone who has or will be purchasing a ticket to the Roxy Theatre on October 8th! See when and where Clara C will be in your city here.