The second day of the True North Documentary Film Series on Tuesday, April 10 will include a feature on a Needham man who lived to be 100, the healing power of art and other topics.
Sponsored by North Hill in Needham, the two-day festival includes free screenings of six different films, on the campus of Olin College and at Andover Newton Theological School. Each film will be introduced by its director or an expert in the related field, with discussion afterwards. The schedule and online box office can be found at www.TrueNorthEvolution.org/documentary or below.
All films in the series are free and open to the public; however, space may be limited at some venues. RSVP via the online box office at truenorthevolution.org/documentary to ensure a seat.
Films to be screened today, Tuesday, April 10, include:
- "My Name Is Julius"—a profile of a Needham man who lived 100 years without ever slowing down. Introduced by filmmakers Titi Yu and Caitrin Lynch. 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Olin College, Academic Center, Room 126.
- "Art and Healing: Can Art Be Medicine?"—The experiences of painters, dancers, sculptors and others who have realized the power of the creative process. Introduced by co-director Deborah Obalil, the executive director of the Foundation for Art & Healing. 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Olin College, Academic Center, Room 126.
- "I Remember Better When I Paint"—How initiatives that bring people with Alzheimer's to art and creative workshops are producing remarkably positive results. Presented by Helen Meyerowitz, North Hill resident and artist acclaimed for her Alzheimers-inspired artwork. 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Olin College, Academic Center, Room 126.
- "Myrtle Baptist Church: Pillar of the Community"—The story of an African-American community that grew up in West Newton, MA after the Civil War and the church that served it. 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Andover Newton Theological School, Wilson Chapel.