Selfish Plug for my own show … I post directed “Hunters of the Lost World: Kill to Survive”.
Click to view: General Orders No. 9 – Movie Trailers – iTunes.
TRULY Inspiring and beautiful. I can’t wait to see the entire film. I put in a request to interview the first time filmmaker himself.
What do you think?
LOG LINE: An experimental documentary that contemplates the signs of loss and change in the American South as potent metaphors of personal and collective destiny.
For more information: http://www.generalordersno9.com/
5 out of 5 Cheers.
Freedom Riders | PBS
The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
* This documentary recently played to a sold out crowd in DC * Now, Everyone can watch and enjoy. PBS has a great interactive website and WATCH entire film online FREE ! *
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Director Yoav Potash and Joshua Safran, a lawyer who’s featured in the documentary “Crime After Crime,” talk about the film, which tells the story of a battered woman’s decades-long struggle to be released from a wrongful prison sentence. It opens July 1 at IFC Center.
I’m all about experiencing Silverdocs. It’s simply a great community event. Sometimes I feel like jumping into the sold out screenings and sometimes I like to go to the less popular events. One of those events is the FREE lunch screenings.
What are you doing for lunch? You could be multi-tasking. These shorts are lovely. Most of them are well done and under appreciated by the masses.
Shorts Programs at AFI Silver during Lunchtime (noon): FREE
WED / June 22 @ Noon
THUR / June 23 @ Noon
FRI / June 24 @ Noon
*It’s a different group of shorts everyday!
(just walk in and ask for a ticket – I walked in 10 minutes early without a problem.)
For more information: http://silverdocs.com/
Katy and I had the chance to interview the two brothers who were the masterminds behind the Community Harvest film (9 min 30 sec). It’s a local film about a community that started a garden in Columbia Heights.
Trailer Found Here: http://wn.com/Lance_Kramer
I had to start with Doc & a Drink’s most notable question…
Q: If you had to match your film with a “drink” what would it be?
A: Stone Soup. They weren’t sure if that would be an acceptable answer but, it was… It was the meal served at the opening of the local garden highlighted in the film. For those who don’t know – stone soup is made in a giant “cauldron”. You throw in all kinds of vegetables like carrots and onions with broth and simmer. In this case the vegetables were all locally grown.
Since they DID serve the soup in mugs – I think it counts as a “drink”.
Q: So – how did you break up the “work”?
A: Both brothers looked at each other and made it clear that they split up the work – sometimes Lance filmed and sometimes it was Brandon. They both directed the film but, neither edited. That credit goes to Cameron King. He actually had 2 films in the “Our City Film Festival”.
Can’t get enough of the brothers?
Find out more on their website: http://meridianhillpictures.com/index.php/about
Or check out the local art center where they both volunteer: http://www.sitarartscenter.org/faculty-list-digital-arts
5 out of 5 Cheers
—- Becky Beamer
Doc & a Drink is going to the “Our City Film Festival”. Our first stop is the opening night party tomorrow (Saturday). It’s open to the public — Join us!
It’s at RFD’s (810 7th St, NW) and everyone knows RFD’s has an excellent beer selection. Katy and I will be interviewing some of the local documentary filmmakers. It’s going to be a blast. It’s only 12.00 and all the money from the festival goes back into the organization. Buy your tickets online – they will sell out! See you there (8-11pm).
**** Celebrate the opening of the film festival with filmmakers and VIPs.
Enjoy beer specials, great raffle give-aways, and performances by
Grammy nominee, Arts and Humanities Council of Washington grantee
and subject of past OCFF film, Blue Line…
Then – this Sunday – is the main event. The films are all about D.C. The festival is only on Sunday, at The Goethe Institute (812 7th St, NW). For ticket information and a full schedule check the website: http://www.yachad-dc.org/Home.shtml
AND – just added — is the closing event with the D.C Cupcake Girls…
Georgetown Cupcakes’ Sophie and Katherine will be special guests,
screening TLC’s Second Season of DC Cupcakes,Our City
hosting a Q&A, and cupcake decorating contest at the finale.
5 out of 5 Cheers.