Friends of Film Series in Los Angeles…

My friends at Friends of Film are showing a super series of films:

Friends of Film presents:
Back From the Dance Film Series
Six Saturday Nights starting Feb 11, 2006 at Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios
Chaplin Theater
7 pm

February 11th they’re gonna show the Academy Award nominated short docs. A perfect opportunity to see ’em before you watch the Oscars! Plus some of the filmmakers will be there.

God Sleeps in Rwanda
Directed by Kimberlee Acquaro, Stacy Sherman
30 minutes
The 1994 Rwandan genocide left the country nearly 70%
female handing Rwanda’s women an extraordinary burden
and an unprecedented opportunity. An inspiring story of loss and redemption GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA captures the spirit of five courageous women as they rebuild their lives, redefining women’s roles in Rwandan society and bringing hope to a wounded nation.
Filmmakers in attendance

A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin
Directed by Eric Simonson
40 minutes
Norman Corwin, radios poet laureate, made an indelible impact on American culture with his broadcast of ON A NOTE OF TRIUMPH on V-E Day, May 8th, 1945. This film is an examination of the greatest radio presentation in the history of the medium and how it remains eerily prescient in light of today’s current events.

The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club
Director/Producer – Dan Krauss
27 minutes
The turbulent story of South African photojournalist Kevin Carter, who won the New York Times its first Pulitzer Prize in photography in 1994, then committed suicide just weeks later.
Filmmaker in attendance.

The Mushroom Club

Directed by Steven Okazaki
35 minutes, 35mm
Twenty-five years ago, in his documentary Survivors, Steven Okazaki interviewed men and women who had lived through the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In 2005, he returns to this subject and its many unresolved questions to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.

The Mushroom Club offers an urgent reminder of the destructive legacy of war, and a plea for more thoughtful engagement. The film’s subjects include a 90-year-old survivor who collects the melted glass and metal that still washes ashore in Hiroshima, and members of “The Mushroom Club,” a support group created for children born with defects caused by nuclear contamination.

Both a personal reflection and a moving portrait of the city and people of Hiroshima, The Mushroom Club explores the legacy of the bombing, from its myths and monuments to its survivors, to the complex politics of pacifism and militarization which Japan still struggles with today.

Tix are $75 for the series of six nights or $15 for single program, if available.

Email Bob@FriendsOfFilm.com for more info.

One Response to “Friends of Film Series in Los Angeles…”

  1. Alistair Says:

    Hi there,

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    Its a blog site about the new feature film ‘Shooting Dogs’ and its the first movie to have its official website as a blog!

    the film is about the Rwandan Genocide and I’d love for you to have a look and leave us a comment or a link.

    The site contains, trailers, photos, production diaries and loads more.

    I look forward to continuing to read your site.

    -Alistair

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