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New Meetup: Work in Progress Documentary Screening

From: Erica
Sent on: Monday, June 28, 2010 3:32 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Docs In Progress (Documentary Films and Filmmaking)!

What: Work in Progress Documentary Screening

When: Friday, July 16,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $10.00 per person

Where:
George Washington University Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW Auditorium B-07
Washington, DC 20006

This work-in-progress provides an opportunity for local and visiting documentary filmmakers to screen their unfinished films to an audience and get valuable feedback. Each program generally includes a feature and a short documentary. After screening each film, facilitators from Docs In Progress moderate a feedback session with the audience. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film.

WHAT'S SCREENING?


R. Luke DuBois: Running Out of Time (26 minute rough cut)
by H. Paul Moon


R. Luke DuBois is a composer and visual artist in New York City. His creative output builds on notions of cultural and romantic memory, exploring how information can be accelerated for emotional impact. Among his latest works is an ongoing project of composing one song per day for one full year, begun on September 10, 2009. This short documentary interweaves conversations with visuals, performance, and behind-the-scenes footage. Featured in the film are MIVOS quartet and the Fair Use Trio.



Willows in the Midst (15 minute rough cut)
by Steven Holloway


For Gerry Palmer, life growing up in the Sandtown neighborhood of West Baltimore was tough. When his mother was incarcerated, he at a young age had no choice but to find a way to provide for his two younger sisters. He turned to the streets and to dealing drugs, tragically witnessing two generations of his friends become victims of crime and drugs. Years later and now determined to give back, Gerry with the support his community, risks his life to open and run a modern "open-air" caf? in an effort to bring comfort and renewed hope to his hometown.



Downtown Silver Spring (30 minute rough cut)
by Henrik Gronhaug


What does it mean to be run a Mom & Pop in the shadows of the nation's capital? This film looks at three small business owners who have struggled to keep their businesses alive and thriving in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland amidst competition from shopping malls and corporate chains, and the ups and downs of growth and change in the Washington DC suburbs.

WHEN?
Friday, July 16, 2010 from 7:00-9:30 pm.

WHERE?

George Washington University's Media and Public Affairs Building
Lower Level Auditorium (B-07)
805 21st Street, NW (corner of 21st and H Streets)
Washington DC 20052

Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Limited street parking free after 6:30 pm. Garage parking nearby on H and I Streets.


TICKETS?

$10 suggested donation ($5 suggested for Docs Insiders). Cash only at the door. No advance RSVP required.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/DocsInProgress/calendar/13938581/

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