TrimTab Doc Night


Monday, July 11 7pm

Join us for a work-in-progress documentary film screening & discussion with director Julia Maryanska!

Join TrimTab Media and filmmaker Julia Maryanska for a work-in-progress documentary film screening and discussion at Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol. After the film is screened, audience members will be invited to share their feedback and suggestions for improving the film in a survey, and in a discussion with the filmmakers. Afterwards, join us at Fern Bar for drinks, bites, more discussion & networking.

When Director/Protagonist Julia’s fiancé falls in love with another woman, leaving her bereft and broken, Julia takes a wild chance to immerse herself in a free-love community in Portugal on a quest to reckon with her own unexamined truth in love, leading to a crossroads where longings for both family and freedom collide against the backdrop of a world on fire.

Filmed over nearly a decade, Love School is a courageous documentary memoir of a young Polish-American woman’s winding journey from maiden to mother– as she dares to step outside of the narrow walkway of society’s path to love. Despite her own cultural conditioning, Julia fights to think for herself on the topics of love, sexuality and relationships, and is guided by several compelling characters along the way. Her story is one of initiation and challenges the root of cultural narratives around sex, womanhood and belonging, asking the question, “what is freedom in love?”

Running Time 90

Genre Documentary

MPAA Rating NR

Directed by
Julia Maryanska

Admission & Prices

Special Pricing $7-15

About Doc Night

Join the North Bay filmmaking community & documentary lovers for DOC NIGHT – a monthly screening series featuring award-winning documentaries about the environment, social justice, adventure, art & music.

Each screening will feature an independent documentary, followed by a conversation and Q&A with the filmmaker at Rialto Cinemas in downtown Sebastopol, CA. Virtual attendees will be able to livestream the screening and participate in the discussion via chat.

Afterwards, in-person attendees are invited to Fern Bar with the local filmmaking community for drinks, discussion and networking.