Two documentaries playing at LTCC |

Two documentaries playing at LTCC

The Performing Arts League at Lake Tahoe Community College will present two fine films this month at the college theater. “I Remember Me” is scheduled Jan. 10 and “Bowling for Columbine” will take place Jan. 31. Both films will be shown at 7:30 PM

Tickets are $4 general admission, $3 for seniors, staff and children and $2 for students with a LTCC student body card.

“I Remember Me” is a film about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, an illness that has affected many people at Lake Tahoe and elsewhere since the mid-1980s. A discussion about CFS will follow the show with participation by several members of this community who suffer from the disease, and Dr. Kimball Chatfield, a local acupuncturist and herbal doctor

who treats CFS patients and suffers from it himself. As the film presents very well, the most painful aspect of the illness is the fact that so many people, including many doctors, deny that it is real.

“Bowling for Columbine” is a brilliant documentary film by Michael Moore , author of “Stupid White Men,” and a commentary on the culture of guns and fear in America. The film is humorous, thought-provoking, and sorrowful–all at the same time. Moore asks the question, “Why are there

over 11,000 gun deaths each year in the United States, but only 30 to 80 per year in Japan, England, Germany, and Canada?” One of the most powerful parts of the film is when Moore introduces us to two of the students wounded at Columbine High School, who both still have bullets in their

bodies. He explains that all of the bullets fired at Columbine were freely sold to the teenage killers by Kmart, for 17 cents each. Then he takes the two victims to Kmart’s headquarters to return the bullets for a refund, and to ask why they still sell ammunition even though they have phased out guns. What follows is a fascinating display of real-life theater, with an ultimately positive outcome.

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