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On Screen In Person: What We Need is the Impossible!

What We Need is the Impossible!

 *Please note the location change

 A collection of short films by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green.
Running through Green’s films is a celebration of idealism and the search for meaning
along with the often humorous realities of human folly.

Made In Pakistan

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“Made in Pakistan” Film Screening and Discussion with Ayesha Khan

Ayesha Khan, director of feature film KASHF: Lifting of the Veil and executive producer of Made in Pakistan is one of Pakistan’s most talented and dynamic young filmmakers. Ayesha will showcase the film Made in Pakistan to American audiences for the Caravanserai film residencies. Made in Pakistan,
a 60-minute documentary directed by Nasir Khan and produced by Ms.
Khan, follows the lives of four young, middle-class Pakistanis during
Pervez Musharraf’s state of emergency in 2007. Winner of the Audience
Choice Award for Best Documentary at the South Asian International Film
Festival in New York, Made in Pakistan is a riveting glimpse
into life in Pakistan—a country where politics, fashion, religion,
debate, and tradition intermingle, where one definition of an Islamic
State no longer holds true. A successful example of independent
filmmaking in contemporary Pakistan, Made in Pakistan will
provide a framework for thought-provoking screenings and discussion led
by a bright new voice from Pakistan’s burgeoning film industry.

On Screen/In Person: The Exquisite Corpse Project

On Screen/In Person: The Exquisite Corpse Project 
with director Ben Popik

February 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Pollak Theatre


In The Exquisite Corpse Project, five writers are presented with a surprising challenge: each must write 15 pages of a movie, having read only the previous five pages of the script. Combining documentary and narrative, this unique film is both an absurd comedy

There will be a Q & A with the filmmaker following the screening.

On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

On Screen/In Person: Furever

Furever 
with director Amy Finkel


October 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm 

Pollak Theatre


At once disquieting and sympathetic, Furever provides a nuanced look at the actions of grieving pet owners attempting to come to terms with the loss of their pets and confronts America’s conflicted attitudes towards death and dying. 

There will be a Q & A with the film maker following the screening.

On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

On Screen/In Person: Mr. Cao Goes to Washington

Mr. Cao Goes to Washington with director S. Leo Chiang


November 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm 

Pollak Theatre


Mr. Cao Goes To Washington follows Representative Joseph Cao through his term in Congress as he navigates the realities of political culture in the South and the partisan power struggles of Washington, D.C.  The only Republican to vote for President Obama’s Health Care Reform Bill, Cao struggles to keep his idealism in tact while balancing his personal and professional priorities. 

There will be a Q & A with the filmmaker following the screening.

On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

On Screen/In Person: Shored Up

Shored Up with director Ben Kalina

September 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Pollak Theatre

Set in Long Beach Island, New Jersey and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Shored Up explores the political conflicts and personal stakes of seaside communities, culminating with the impact of Hurricane Sandy.

There will be a post screening panel discussion with:
Tony MacDonald, Director of the Urban Coast Institute, Monmouth University
Dr. Norbert P. Psuty , Professor Emeritus, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
John Weber, Mid Atlantic Regional Manager, Surfrider Foundation; and Ben Kalina Director of Shored Up

On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

On Screen/In Person: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
 with director Jim Hubbard


April 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Wilson Auditorium


United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is the first feature-length documentary to explore ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from an historical perspective and describes how a small group of men and women of all races and classes came together to change the world and save each other’s lives.

There will be a Q & A with the filmmaker following the screening.

On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

On Screen/In Person: WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
 
with director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan 
March 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Pollak Theatre
 

WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating legacy of comic book character Wonder Woman to illustrate how popular representations of powerful women often reflect broader cultural anxieties about gender roles.
There will be a Q & A with the filmmaker following the screening.
On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

On Screen in Person: The Hand That Feeds

Co-Directors Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick

Behind the scenes of the 63rd Street Hot and Crusty café in New York City’s affluent Upper East Side, undocumented immigrant workers face pay below minimum wage, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers. The Hand That Feeds follows a group of workers who risk deportation and the loss of their livelihoods to team up with a crew of innovative young organizers and form their own independent union.

There will be a post-screening Q & A with the filmmakers. 

On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

On Screen in Person: Fly by Light

Director Ellie Walton

A group of teenagers leaves the streets of Washington, DC, to participate in an ambitious anti-violence education program in rural West Virginia where they confront the entrenched abuse, violence and neglect cycles of their past. Fly By Light is an intimate exploration of the chaotic, confusing, and emotional journey that follows as they attempt to rewrite their futures.

On Screen/In Person is pleased to present advanced screenings of the film in the mid-Atlantic region prior to its world premiere.

There will be a Q&A with director Ellie Walton following the screening.

Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.