Center: Open Today - 9:30am - 5pm

FILM SERIES: NATIONAL BIRD

Join the Ali Center for a FREE Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of National Bird.

National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences.

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Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the protagonists to Afghanistan where she learns about a horrendous incident. But her journey also gives hope for peace and redemption. National Bird gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before in a documentary. Its images haunt the audience and bring a faraway issue close to home.

A guided discussion to follow the film.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Screening begins at 6:00 p.m.

Click here to register and reserve your free seat and here to watch the trailer for National Bird.

Auditorium

Located on the Center’s second level, the Auditorium is situated adjacent to the LeRoy Neiman Gallery. The room’s multi-purpose design allows for stadium-style theatre seating, which can be retracted for an open floor plan. The Auditorium is equipped with a green room, a 16 x 19 projection screen, translator’s booth and surround sound. Audio and video capabilities are all built-in. The Auditorium provides the perfect environment for meetings, presentations, and films.

Availability
Daytime or evening use.

Entire Room
1,400 square feet.

Capacity
158 Theatre style/stadium seating.
120 Seated rounds of 10.
54 Classroom style or crescent rounds of 5.

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