First Circle

First Circle

First Circle is an intimate and personal film about children entering foster care when their families can no longer care for them; often as the consequence of addiction. The film follows families who struggle to heal, as well as the police, administrators, and volunteers who work for change. A discussion with director Heather Rae and two of the film’s subjects will follow the screening. (2010, Dir. Heather Rae, 72 min.)

Trailer for First Circle


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

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Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.