Fresh from Sundance, Kevin Breslin's short documentary Living for 32 follows Colin Goddard, a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre and antigun activist. It screens Friday 2/25 at 7:15 p.m. in the Peace on Earth Film Festival. Q&A with Breslin follows. Trailer after the jump.
Friday's program includes Curt Fissel's Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean, about an interfaith fair trade cooperative, 6 p.m., and Iman Zawahry's comedy about an American Muslim woman cop investigating a pig theft, UnderCover, 6:55 p.m.
Bob Hercules's documentary about the firebrand St. Sabina's pastor, Radical Disciple: The Story of Father Pfleger, screens at 8:30 p.m. with Amy Krause Rosenthal's animated Kindness Thought Bubble, followed by Q&A with Hercules and cinematographer Keith Walker, then an opening night party.
Saturday 2/26 screenings 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Highlights include Bertram Verhaag's "documentary thriller" Scientists Under Attack: Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money, about "how Agro-Chemical multinational corporations victimise international scientists to prevent them from publishing their scary findings," 12:20 p.m. and Jacob Bender's Out of Cordoba: Averroes and Maimonides in Their Time and Ours, about moderate Jews and Muslims challenging extremism among their coreligionists, 7:40 p.m.
Sunday 2/27 screenings 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., including Loving Lampposts, a documentary about autism by Todd Drezner, father of an autistic son, 5:10 p.m., and The Rowan Waltz, Alyona Semenova and Alexandra Smirnov's drama about girls clearing unexploded bombs in northern Russia after World War II, 6:45 p.m.
All screenings are at the Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.