It may be the night of the first Presidential Debate, but Docs In Progress will be sponsoring its own version of the democratic process on Friday, September 26. So program your DVRs and head to the Jack Morton Auditorium for our first-ever Trailer Night.
The DC-area film community and the general public are welcome to join us and the filmmakers as we screen six trailers (from 2-10 minutes each) for documentary works-in-progress. Following each screening, we'll ask for your feedback on the trailers and advice for the filmmakers as they continue to work on the broader films.
Friday, September 26, 2008 from 7:00-10:00 pm
Jack Morton Auditorium
(on the campus of George Washington University)
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Close to Foggy Bottom Metro and garage parking. Limited street parking free after 6:30.
$5 suggested donation to cover overhead expenses (cash only, at the door)
We'll be screening the following trailers (not necessarily in this order):
Murphy's Gambit: A Chess Hustler's Story
by Andre Dahlman
A DC chess savant must decide between living on the fringes as a chess hustler in the parks of the city or taking on the orderly world of tournament chess.
SPONG: Life and Times of a Radical Bishop
by Hugh Drescher
An Episcopal Bishop takes on old beliefs in fighting for the church's inclusion of minorities, women, and homosexuals.
Imani: a Story of Faith
by Taylor Baxter
Passing away before her time, the spirit of a 12-year old girl continues to leave an indelible impression on her family.
by Beth Humpert
Former enemies in Russia and the United States are living with the legacy of the nuclear arms race.
Go-Go: the Music of a City
by K. Dene Mitchell
What is Go-Go music and why has its popularity been confined largely to the DC area?
My Mother's Journey
by Sam Hampton
In the midst of the civil rights struggle, a woman moves from Alabama to Upstate New York only to experience a different kind of racism and her own awakening as a civic leader.
Audience members will not only have the opportunity to watch and provide feedback to the filmmakers onsite, but will also be able to show their support at the ballot box. We'll be sponsoring an audience ballot to select the film and filmmaker which is most deserving of a one-hour free consultation from the Docs In Progress team (excluding Sam Hampton from the ballot since he is part of our team).
A big shout out to The Documentary Center at the George Washington University for being the location sponsor for this event.
For more information, visit the Docs In Progress website at www.docsinprogress.org