Thanks for a great 2015!

So long 2015, you were a pretty good year. In case you're curious, here are the ten most popular movies Ragtag played this year:
1. The Imitation Game
2. Spotlight
3. Mr. Holmes
4. Wild
5. Inherent Vice
6. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
7. Love & Mercy
8. Still Alice
9. Far From the Madding Crowd
10. Whiplash
That list doesn't reflect all we do as an organization. For instance, there are the dozens of free screenings we host for Columbia public school students, along with all sorts of other special events. Here are a few highlights from the year: hearing Dr. Abdullahi Ibrahim respond to Hubert Sauper's documentary WE COME AS FRIENDS; seeing 75-year-old Polish master Grzegorz Królikiewicz – during his first trip to the United States – watch his psychodrama THE CASE OF BRONEK PEKOSINSKI, our theater's first 35MM reel-to-reel projection (thanks to long hours put in by engineer Justin Dennis and our incredibly patient and devoted staff); listening to acclaimed Ukranian photojournalist Alexey Furman as he helped unpack the violence of THE TRIBE; reflecting, with great guidance from Dr. Stephanie Shonekan, Rev. Clyde Ruffin, Chris Campbell and director John Turner, on the complicated legacy of the gifted and iconic Columbian musician Korla Pandit, following a screening of Turner's documentary KORLA; our first-ever Ragtag Ball; experiencing the glorious, brand new restoration of LES VAMPIRES, knowing that our technical director Steve Ruffin was manually controlling the subtitles (!).