Doc Nights at the Lark

Saturday Night Docs

Challenge, Expand and Brighten your perspective at the Lark. Join us for a unique selection of thought-provoking and enlightening documentaries.


Reset (Relève: Histoire d'une création)

1hr 20min - Documentary, Dance

Language: French, Subtitled

Directed by Thierry Demaiziere and Alban Teurlai

Starring: Benjamin Millepied

"With co-director Teurlai serving as cinematographer, the filmmakers exhibit a refined and elegant eye for the kind of quiet loveliness that can be found in movement as well as stillness."
- Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times

“Filmmakers Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai take the viewer from first steps to exultant gala performance - in essence, from the prosaic to the transcendent.”
- Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

Stunningly gorgeous and delicate in both subject and treatment, RESET depicts renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied (best known for choreographing the dance sequences in Black Swan) as he attempts to rejuvenate the Paris Opera Ballet in his new position as director. With appearances by composer Nico Muhly, Opera alumna Aurélie Dupont, and designer Iris van Herpen, Reset is a delightfully aesthetic affair.

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Tue, Apr 18 6:15pm   Buy Tickets


Before the Flood

Before the Flood


SPECIAL GUEST:  Film Co-Producer Marco Krapels will be present for a Q&A after the screening 

1hr 36min

Rated PG - Documentary, Environment

Directed by Fisher Stevens

Written by Mark Monroe

Hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio with appearances by Barack Obama, Pope Francis, John Kerry, Bill Clinton, tech innovator Elon Musk, and more.

"This is one of many documentaries about climate change...but with DiCaprio at its center, this one offers crucial, current information, as well as a measure of hope."
- Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media

BEFORE THE FLOOD follows Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the world to examine firsthand the effects of climate change, and to learn more about possible ways to prevent catastrophic damage that could make the Earth unsustainable for human life. During his journey, he speaks with such influential figures as President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and tech innovator Elon Musk, and makes a speech before the United Nations calling for greater action on this issue.

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Sat, Apr 22 6:30pm   Buy Tickets


Karl Marx City

Karl Marx City

1hr 29min - Documentary

Written and directed by Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker

"KARL MARX CITY offers eerie parallels to the rise in surveillance today. (It) makes for a particularly resonant warning from the not-so-distant past"
-Scott Tobias, Variety

"The movie draws you in quickly with its intelligence...its jaw-dropping period material, which includes some wildly creepy Stasi surveillance imagery."
- The NY Times

Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her late father's suicide and his rumored Stasi past. Had he been an informant for the secret police? Was her childhood an elaborate fiction? As she looks for answers in the Stasi's extensive archives, she pulls back the curtain of her own nostalgia and enters the parallel world of the security state, seeing her former life through the lens of the oppressor. Reconstructing everyday GDR life through declassified Stasi surveillance footage, the past plays like dystopian science fiction, providing a chilling backdrop to interrogate the apparatus of control and the meaning of truth in a society where every action and thought was suspect.


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Tue, Apr 25 6:30pm   Buy Tickets