MAKE A CIRCLE

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Directors JEN BRADWELL, TODD BOEKELHEIDE (US 2024) 90 min

No one can deny that children are our hope for the future, yet the dedicated workers who nourish these vital forces of nature now face an existential challenge of epic proportions. Since emerging from the intense upheaval of the pandemic years, many essential yet often invisible childcare providers have continued to feed young minds even while literally unable to feed themselves. The result: a new wave of unlikely political activists. This powerful film follows educators at three childcare centers in California over several years, and culminates as thousands march on the State Capitol demanding better working conditions. Weaving together the magic they create in the classroom, the struggles they endure at home, and their drive to change the system for the better, Make a Circle extends a rallying cry for a childcare system in crisis.

IN PERSON: Directors JEN BRADWELL, TODD BOEKELHEIDE; Producer REBEKAH FERGUSSON

SUNDAY, MAY 5 • 3:30

$16.50 GENERAL  |  $14 MEMBERS
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$8 STUDENTS w/ ID & YOUTH (12 & under)

DIRECTORS

Co-Director and editor JEN BRADWELL has edited more than 15 feature documentaries for platforms including NYT Op-Docs, HBO, and Hulu, as well as thousands of community screenings which have helped ignite a national conversation about childhood trauma. 

Co-Director and cinematographer TODD BOEKELHEIDE has had a long and varied career, starting as an assistant editor on Star Wars, earning an Academy Award for sound mixing on Amadeus, and then composing music for over 100 documentaries for a stellar list of filmmakers.

MAKE A CIRCLE is Jen and Todd’s feature filmmaking debut.

FILM INFO

COUNTRY:US
YEAR:2024
RUNNING TIME:90 min
LANGUAGE:English and Spanish with English subtitles
DIRECTORS:Jen Bradwell, Todd Boekelheide
PRODUCER:
Rebekah Fergusson
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Todd Boekelheide
EDITOR:
Jen Bradwell
NOTE WRITER:
Kelly Clement

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