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DocClub.org http://www.docclub.org Watch, discuss, repeat. Sat, 03 Mar 2012 14:21:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 Woody Allen: A Documentary Giveaway http://www.docclub.org/2012/03/marchgiveaway/ http://www.docclub.org/2012/03/marchgiveaway/#respond Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:55:01 +0000 http://www.docclub.org/?p=72 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 and musician. Emmy winning, Oscar nominated filmmaker Robert Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm) was given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to turn the self-deprecating, narcissistic caricature of the notoriously private filmmaker into a brilliant biopic of a legend.

As a major fan of Woody Allen, this is truly the documentary we’ve all been waiting for. We’re given an opportunity to look inside the life of Woody through interviews with the auteur himself and other famed actors that have worked with the filmmaker over decades of creating classics like Match Point, Annie Hall, Manhattan, and his most recent Oscar winner Midnight in Paris. Weide takes us on a journey through Woody’s childhood as a joke writer, his writing habits as an adult, his contributions to the New Yorker, his relationships with actors/actresses on his films, and even his stint as a clarinet player in a New Orleans jazz band. “He never refused a request and he never declined to answer a question,” says Weide.

So now to the details. To enter to win a DVD of the PBS Documentary Woody Allen: A Documentary

1. Follow @documentaryclub and @newvideodigital on twitter

2. Go on over to twitter and tweet:

“I want to win a free copy of @WoodyAllenDoc from @DocumentaryClub and @NewVideoDigital! http://tinyurl.com/WAGiveaway”

Can’t wait to see if you’ve won? Head on over to Amazon to buy the DVD! Click here to purchase the film.

Giveaway Guidelines: Tweeting from multiple accounts is discouraged. Please do not post the same tweet repeatedly. One entry per person, per day. (This is per Twitter’s guidelines.) Make sure to include the entire tweet. User must meet both criteria (the two follows and RT) to be eligible for the prize.  The prize is one DVD of Woody Allen: A Documentary. Giveaway ends on Sunday March 4th at midnight EST. Winner will be drawn at random. No purchase necessary.

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November Film: A Sister’s Call – Work In Progress Screening (DC) http://www.docclub.org/2011/11/november-film-a-sisters-call-work-in-progress-screening-dc/ http://www.docclub.org/2011/11/november-film-a-sisters-call-work-in-progress-screening-dc/#respond Fri, 04 Nov 2011 20:01:30 +0000 http://www.docclub.org/?p=68 A Sisters CallA 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 health and abuse issues, and join in a discussion with the filmmaker afterwards via Skype.

From the film’s website – http://www.asisterscall.com:

“In 1977, Call Richmond disappeared. 20 Years later, his sister Rebecca found him homeless, alone and suffering from severe paranoid schizophrenia. Filmed over thirteen years, A SISTER’S CALL follows Rebecca’s journey to “bring her brother back” from the depths of his homelessness and schizophrenia, all while confronting the issues of their dark past and overcoming the complicated family dynamic that comes with caring for the mentally ill.”

Date/Time: November 20th, 2011 at 7pm, Discussion at 8:30
Location:  1432 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast  Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 543-2323
Nearest Metro: Potomac Ave. Metro (SE)
The Official Website: www.asisterscall.com
Tekiela Creative Website: www.tekielacreative.com
Wisdom’s Blog: www.gintender.com

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Silver Spring Stories Film Festival July 28 http://www.docclub.org/2011/07/silver-spring-stories-film-festival-july-28/ http://www.docclub.org/2011/07/silver-spring-stories-film-festival-july-28/#respond Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:46:32 +0000 http://www.docclub.org/?p=62 Celebrating Our Town Through Documentary
Silver Spring Stories Film Festival

Presented by Docs In Progress
Co-Sponsored by the Charles Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity

Thursday, July 28, 2011
6:30 Reception
7:00-8:30 pm Screening
at the Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Place
8523 Fenton Avenue on GPS
Silver Spring, MD 20910

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

RSVP here.

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Docs In Progress: DocuMingles Networking http://www.docclub.org/2011/07/docs-in-progress-documingles-networking/ http://www.docclub.org/2011/07/docs-in-progress-documingles-networking/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2011 19:56:37 +0000 http://www.docclub.org/?p=61 Monday, July 11 2011, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

As an antidote to the documentary filmmaker working in isolation, DocuMingles brings together filmmakers to foster support networks, mentoring relationships, and perhaps even collaborations. It’s a documentary filmmaker brainstorming, networking, and support group all wrapped up in one. This program is open to Docs Insiders, Docs in Progress Alumni screening and program and other area documentary filmmakers. This is an opportunity to meet and mingle with others in the documentary community, share the progress of your film, and tell the latest tales of the journey to getting a documentary completed.

How is this different from other Docs In Progress programs?

Docs In Progress programs for emerging and established filmmakers have focused mostly on very public screenings such as the Work-in-Progress Screenings, formalized feedback sessions such as Peer Pitch, and informal networking opportunities such as the Alumni Happy Hours and Open Houses. These programs are all been led by staff efforts. DocuMingles is is entirely alumni-initiated and enhances these programs to include focused but broader opportunities for networking and sharing. At the DocuMingles Meet-Ups, Docs In Progress Vice President Simone Fary and alum Rouane Itani will facilitate a discussion group where each participant will have a chance to share their latest successes, challenges, or tips in documentary filmmaking.

See link below for full schedule.

via Docs In Progress.

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POV Newsletter: “Sweetgrass” Airs Tonight on PBS http://www.docclub.org/2011/07/pov-newsletter-sweetgrass-airs-tonight-on-pbs/ http://www.docclub.org/2011/07/pov-newsletter-sweetgrass-airs-tonight-on-pbs/#respond Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:07:38 +0000 http://www.docclub.org/?p=58 POV’s 24th season continues tonight, Tuesday, July 5, with the U.S. broadcast premiere of Sweetgrass. Check your local listings.

Sweetgrass is a true-life western with the last of modern-day cowboys leading their flock of sheep into the breathtaking and often dangerous Montana mountains for summer pasture. Filmmakers Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor present a riveting and poetic portrait of the American West just as one of its traditional ways of life dies out.

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PROJECT HAPPINESS Opens in Washington, D.C. http://www.docclub.org/2011/07/project-happiness-opens-in-washington-d-c/ http://www.docclub.org/2011/07/project-happiness-opens-in-washington-d-c/#respond Tue, 05 Jul 2011 15:06:34 +0000 http://www.docclub.org/?p=57 Special two night event at Washington, D.C.’s West End Cinema, July 10th and 11thWASHINGTON

In celebration of the visit of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and his Washington, D.C. Kalachakra teachings, the nonprofit organization Project Happiness will be presenting a special two-night screening of the film, PROJECT HAPPINESS at the West End Cinema. This award-winning documentary follows students on a quest for lasting happiness and culminates in a rare private interview with the Dalai Lama. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with PROJECT HAPPINESS creator, Randy Taran, as well as a panel of special guests.

PROJECT HAPPINESS documents the lives of ordinary young people on an extraordinary journey to explore the nature of lasting happiness. The film focuses on four teens from Santa Cruz, California. Each faces personal obstacles to happiness: loss, alienation and the everyday challenges of being a teenager passing into adulthood. PROJECT HAPPINESS introduces them to their peers in Nigeria and India and quickly leaves lectures and books behind. In addition to connecting with each other, the teens engage in conversations with cultural icons George Lucas, Richard Gere and groundbreaking neuroscientist Richard Davidson. At the end of their year together, the three groups converge in India for a rare private interview with the Dalai Lama—an event that rocks their expectations, brings more questions than answers and marks a new chapter in their lives.

Tibet Today calls PROJECT HAPPINESS “a remarkable journey of self-discovery”. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama says of PROJECT HAPPINESS that it “provides an opportunity for people to look beyond narrow self-interests, to find out and consider what is of interest and benefit to others.” And filmmaker and educational activist George Lucas calls PROJECT HAPPINESS “a wonderful film and amazing achievement.”

PROJECT HAPPINESS is an Official Selection at several upcoming film festivals throughout the world including the Seoul Youth International Film Festival and the WorldKids International Film Festival in Mumbai, India. In June, PROJECT HAPPINESS won the Indie for Feature Documentary from The Indie Fest in La Jolla, CA. Inspired by the film, creator/producer Randy Taran has created a nonprofit called Project Happiness that teaches kids and young adults social and emotional life skills through after school and university programs, a workbook and an international outreach that is touching thousands of lives.

PROJECT HAPPINESS documentary screeningIncludes Q&A discussion with Project Happiness creator Randy Taran and special guests.

Sponsored by: The West End CinemaEvent Date: Sunday, July 10th and Monday, July 11th, 7:30 p.m.

Location:The West End Cinema2301 M Street NorthwestWashington, D.C. 20037202 419-3456

Tickets: Adult – $11| Senior/Student – $9 | Children 12 & under – $8Tickets can be purchased at the door or advanced tickets can be ordered for this screening at: http://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/westendcinema/advance?v=4142&i=10803

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AFI Silverdocs Announces Award Winners http://www.docclub.org/2011/06/afi-silverdocs-announces-award-winners/ http://www.docclub.org/2011/06/afi-silverdocs-announces-award-winners/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:50:06 +0000 http://www.docclub.org/?p=56 FAMILY INSTINCT, OUR SCHOOL and GUANAPE SUR Receive Festival’s Prestigious Sterling Awards

Additional Distinguished Awards Go to THE LOVING STORY and LIFE IN A DAY

Competitive Grants Go To THE GREAT INVISIBLE, BLUESPACE and THE TILLMAN STORY INTERACTIVE EDITION

Special Jury Mentions to THE BULLY PROJECT, WHEN THE DRUM IS BEATING

Winners to receive $76,500 in Cash and In-Kind Prizes

via | News & Links | SILVERDOCS ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS SILVERDOCS.

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July Film: My Perestroika http://www.docclub.org/2011/06/july-film-my-perestroika/ http://www.docclub.org/2011/06/july-film-my-perestroika/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:40:25 +0000 http://www.docclub.org/?p=53 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 all prepared for a documentary filled summer – because we sure are. Stay tuned for a screening date here in D.C., watch the premier tomorrow night on PBS and please feel free to host and post your own screenings. As always…watch, discuss, repeat.

My Perestroika is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children. Five classmates go from living sheltered childhoods to experiencing the hopes of Gorbachev’s reforms and the confusion of the USSR’s dissolution, to searching for their places in today’s Moscow. With candor and humor, the punk rocker, single mother, entrepreneur and married teachers paint a picture of the challenges, dreams and disappointments of those raised behind the Iron Curtain. Through first-person testimony, vérité footage and vintage home movies, this beautifully crafted documentary reveals a Russia rarely seen on film. A co-production of Red Square Productions/Bungalow Town Productions and ITVS International in association with American Documentary | POV. (90 minutes)

Click here to sign up for a reminder to watch the premier.

Read more about the film here at the POV site.

And the best part…POV gives you lots of ways to interact with the film.

 

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POV – My Perestroika Premier June 28th on PBS http://www.docclub.org/2011/06/pov-my-perestroika-premier-june-28th-on-pbs/ http://www.docclub.org/2011/06/pov-my-perestroika-premier-june-28th-on-pbs/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:17:51 +0000 http://www.docclub.org/?p=52 June 28th tune into your local PBS station to watch the premier of My Perestroika, a brilliant film I was lucky enough to see last year at AFI Silverdocs. It will also be available online June 29th, 2011 through August 28th, 2011.  Invite some friends over and give it a watch!

Synopsis

My Perestroika is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children. Five classmates go from living sheltered childhoods to experiencing the hopes of Gorbachev’s reforms and the confusion of the USSR’s dissolution, to searching for their places in today’s Moscow. With candor and humor, the punk rocker, single mother, entrepreneur and married teachers paint a picture of the challenges, dreams and disappointments of those raised behind the Iron Curtain. Through first-person testimony, vérité footage and vintage home movies, this beautifully crafted documentary reveals a Russia rarely seen on film. A co-production of Red Square Productions/Bungalow Town Productions and ITVS International in association with American Documentary | POV. (90 minutes)

POV – My Perestroika . Film Description | PBS.

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Center for Food Safety to Host Pig Business Documentary Screening Washington, D.C. http://www.docclub.org/2011/03/center-for-food-safety-to-host-pig-business-documentary-screening-washington-d-c/ http://www.docclub.org/2011/03/center-for-food-safety-to-host-pig-business-documentary-screening-washington-d-c/#respond Tue, 01 Mar 2011 15:04:20 +0000 http://www.docclub.org/?p=51 Center for Food Safety to Host Pig Business Documentary Screening Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C. – February 28, 2011 –

WHAT: A special screening of the documentary Pig Business with remarks by Robert Kennedy, Jr., followed by a panel discussion with leading experts on the effects that large factory pig farming operations have on workers; the environment, notably our waterways; food safety; independent pig farmers and rural communities; and animal welfare.

WHO: The Center for Food Safety CFS is hosting the event in collaboration with Congressman Dennis Kucinich D-OH with the support of leading environmental, animal rights, food, consumer safety, and agricultural NGOs, including the National Family Farm Coalition, Friends of the Earth, the Humane Society of the United States, and the Waterkeeper Alliance.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at 6p.m.

WHERE: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, North Orientation Theater, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.The main entrance is located on the East front of the Capitol at First Street and East Capitol Street, NE

via Center for Food Safety to Host Pig Business Documentary Screening Washington, D.C..

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