Edmonds Diversity Film Series kicks off for its fourth season with the first free screening on at 7 p.m., Oct. 19.

Screenings will be offered free to the public and will continue through April (except December). Each screening presents a film, or films, related to different topics or groups representing diverse populations and experiences. After each screening there is a brief opportunity for comment and dialogue.

Monday, Oct. 19
The Edmonds Diversity Film Series kicks off its new season with a screening of In the Family on Monday, Oct. 19 at 7:00 pm via Zoom

 Login info:
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99192257514?pwd=OFNOZmtwRUpUR28vcEdSU21wMWM3dz09

Meeting ID: 991 9225 7514
Passcode: 170534.

In the Family film synopsis: Beginning with her story of testing positive for the familial breast cancer mutation (BRCA), Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick chronicles the lives of several women currently undergoing the process of genetic testing -- following them from their decision to seek testing, through the testing process, and onto the aftermath as they come to terms with the information they receive. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/39773430

Saturday, Nov. 14

On Saturday, Nov. 14 at noon it's a double feature:

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93658056612?pwd=K3M2b09nZ002Y1JDdHFOVHdib1VGdz09

Meeting ID: 936 5805 6612 Passcode: 136173


Fat Boy Chronicles. Jimmy Winterpock at age fourteen is 5'5 and weighs 188 pounds. Outside the comfort of his family and church, life for Jimmy is a constant struggle. The cruel taunts of his classmates make going to school or playing sports a humiliating experience. Yet, he still manages to focus on his goals; to lose weight and win over the girl of his dreams. Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1493243/videoplayer/vi4066876953

And the short, On Beauty: From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick (In the Family) comes a story about challenging norms and redefining beauty. On Beauty follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to work within the restrictive parameters of the industry’s standard of beauty. After a chance encounter with a young woman who had the genetic condition, albinism, Rick refocused his lens on those too often relegated to the shadows in order to change the way we see and experience beauty. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/106009605

More detailed information about the films, including full synopses and movie trailers, is available at diversity.edmondswa.gov All movies are free to the public.