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Artist Robert Shetterly will be present to speak after the screening!
Truth Tellers is a new documentary film diving into the lives of courageous Americans fighting for racial justice, climate change and indigenous rights through the eyes of Robert Shetterly, a long time activist and artist. The film explores the intersection of these timely issues stressing the urgency of coming together to confront them and galvanizing our resolve to uphold our country’s founding ideals.
For artist/activist Robert Shetterly, it’s a citizen with the moral courage to confront issues of social, environmental and economic fairness. Shetterly has painted 255 portraits of such Americans, past and present, with their words inscribed into the dark background of the portrait. These Americans Who Tell the Truth have been exhibited throughout the United States for almost two decades. Truth Tellers is both a story of Shetterly’s art and activism and a history lesson in what it means to be a citizen of a democracy. In bringing Shetterly’s message to a wide audience, Truth Tellers will spark a national conversation on truthtelling. 

Among the truth tellers in the film are Bayard Rustin, Bill McKibben, Kelsey Juliana, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Sherri Mitchell, Maulian Dana, Bill Bigelow, Zyahna Bryant, Bree Newsome Bass, Fannie Lou Hammer, John Lewis, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Reggie Harris, and others.

Directed by Richard Kane
NR | USA | 2021 | 63min
"Shetterly is... an invaluable chronicler of 21st century America" - Bill Moyers

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$8/ Matinee General Admission
$7/ Strand Members

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More about the film

TRUTH TELLERS director, producer and cinematographer is Richard Kane, an independent director whose work is focused on the intersection of art and contemporary American life. Previous film releases include: J. Fred Woell: An American Vision; I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan; Imber’s Left Hand, and 15 others, all part of the Maine Masters collection, a New England Emmy-nominated series of portraits that airs on public television. With partner Melody Lewis-Kane, he has  worked for National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the White House Office of Technology Policy among many others. Kane-Lewis produced the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s 50th anniversary film Protecting the Nature of Maine and the classic award-winning documentary M.C. Richards: The Fire Within.   

TRUTH TELLERS was written by Judith Dwan Hallet, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, former Senior Producer/Writer at National Geographic, who has been making films for 50 years, and received many distinguished awards including Woman of Vision Creative Excellence Award from Women in Film and Video in Washington DC and an Emmy from The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition for her significant contributions to the broadcast industry.  Additional cinematography was provided by veteran Bob Elsfrom, who has shot and directed documentaries for half a century and won multiple Emmys and Academy Award nominations. His resume includes the likes of PBS, Frontline and National Geographic and a feature film with Brian De Palma and Robert De Niro.  

Show Dates & Times:

1/9/22 - Sunday

1:00 pm,

$8/ Matinee General Admission
$7/ Strand Members

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