Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Alamo Drafthouse to Screen Marco Polo-Inspired Documentary Promoting Community Service

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 10:10 AM

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An official DreamWeek event, this free film screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with students who have traveled the world with Summer of Service, a local organization that looks to “educate San Antonio youth through community service (service-learning) and travel abroad.”

The documentary itself, released in 2008, follows adventurers-turned-documentarians Denis Belliveau and Francis O’Donnell as they “retrace Marco Polo’s entire 25,000-mile, land-and-sea route from Venice to China and back.” Through the course of the breathtaking and deeply empathetic 90-minute film, which fuses shots from their journey with quotations from Polo’s own descriptions of his, the two learn a great deal about themselves and discover that travel can serve as a kind of antidote to xenophobia and bigotry.

Free but reservations required at, Wednesday January 17, 6-9pm, Alamo Drafthouse Park North, 618 NW Loop 410, (210) 677-8500,

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