Films

Woody Allen: A Documentary Giveaway

Woody Allen: A Documentary Giveaway

Thanks to the folks at New Video, we’ve been given the opportunity to give away a DVD of the PBS documentary, “Woody Allen: A Documentary” from their American Masters series. Woody Allen recently received an Oscar for his screen play “Midnight In Paris” and continues to be a relevant and iconic writer, director, actor, comedian [...]


November Film: A Sister’s Call – Work In Progress Screening (DC)

November Film: A Sister's Call - Work In Progress Screening (DC)

A rare opportunity has been afforded us this month to have a work in progress screening of Kyle Tekiela’s latest film – A Sister’s Call. Join us at Wisdom Lounge in Washington, DC on November 20th at 7pm for an opportunity to see the filmmaker’s progress, hear Rebecca and Call’s amazing story, learn about mental [...]


July Film: My Perestroika

July Film: My Perestroika

We’re getting back to basics and starting a local screening series here in Washington and we hope that all of our satellite groups around the country do the same. For ease of access we’re going to watch a brilliant film I was lucky enough to see at Silverdocs last year, My Perestroika. We hope you’re [...]


February Film: Exit Through The Gift Shop

February Film: Exit Through The Gift Shop

The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work. From the filmmakers website, [...]


October Film: Stones In Exile

October Film: Stones In Exile

In the spring of 1971 the Rolling Stones reluctantly departed the UK to take up residence in France. Keith Richards settled at a villa called Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer and this became the venue for the recording of much of the band’s masterpiece “Exile On Main Street”. “Stones In Exile” tells the story in the band’s [...]


September Film: Pressure Cooker

September Film: Pressure Cooker

The film we’ll be watching and discussing for September is Pressure Cooker, directed by Mark Becker and Jennifer Grausman. There’s a force-of-nature behind the door to Room 325 at Frankford High School in Philadelphia. Her name is Wilma Stephenson and she teaches Culinary Arts. Infamously blunt, Mrs. Stephenson runs a “boot camp” at Frankford, disciplining [...]


August Film: Mine

August Film: Mine

The film we’ll be watching and discussing for August is Mine, directed by Geralyn Pezanoski and written by Erin Essenmacher. MINE is a documentary about the essential bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of one of the worst disasters in modern U.S. history. This gripping, character-driven story follows New Orleans residents as [...]