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The Justice Film Festival

Presented by The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture

November 13-16, 2019


$15 each screening

$40 for a Festival Pass for all screenings

The Justice Film Festival inspires justice seekers by presenting films of unexpected courage and redemption that are diverse in their issues and geography. The seventh annual Justice Film Festival will return to the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture November 13-16, 2019u00a0 As always, this year’s event will include feature films, documentaries, and shorts from both well-known and emerging filmmakers that shine a light on social justice.

Please note: Screening times and films subject to change.

Tickets: $15 for each screening or $40 for all screenings withu00a0a Festival Pass

Wednesday, November 13 @ 7pm
Opening Night

Check back for the opening night film to be announced soon!

Thursday, November 14 @ 11am

The Pursuit

Inu00a0The Pursuit, professional musician turned intrepid economist, Arthur Brooks travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we lift up the world, starting with those at the margins of society? His journey takes him through the chaotic streets of Mumbai, a town in Kentucky left behind by the global economy, a homeless shelter in New York, a street protest in Barcelona, and a Himalayan Buddhist monastery. Along the way, he discovers the secrets not only to material progress for the least fortunate, but also true and lasting happiness for all.

Grades 9-12 and up

Thursday, November 14 @ 7pm

Skid Row Marathonu00a0

A criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.’s notorious Skid Row. The club’s members, comprised of homeless drug addicts, a recovering single mom, and a paroled murderer, consider themselves among those least likely to succeed. As they train together to run in international marathons, fighting the pull of homelessness and addiction at every turn, they learn to dream big as they are re-acquainted with their own dignity.

Their story is one of hope, friendship, and dignity.

Friday, November 15 @ 7pm


Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., longtime president of Notre Dame, was a formidable Catholic leader at a tumultuous time in our nationu2019s history. This documentary explores his role in advancing the causes of peace and equal rights for all people alongside 20th century giants.

Saturday, November 16 @ 2pm

Shorts Program

Join us for an evening of powerful short films that examine timely moral issues and represent diverse cinematic voices related by shared affirmations of the dignity of every human person, through a lens of conscience and compassion, including New York premieres of This Is My Home and Ashes to Ashes.

Saturday, November 16 @ 7pm

Free Burma Rangers


Freeu00a0Burmau00a0Rangers is a documentary film about a family who risks everything to bring hope to the front lines ofu00a0war.u00a0 Itu2019s the incredible 20-year story of David and Karen Eubank and their mission tou00a0freeu00a0the oppressed.u00a0

Additional Performances:


Next Performance Date:
November 14
11:00 AM
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The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Office: (212) 219-3132

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