ITVS invites members of Congress and their staff and community members to a special screening and discussion organized in cooperation with the Congressional Arts Caucus and Congresswoman Barbara Lee. The event will take place Monday, June 18 from 6p to 8:30p at the Cannon House Office Building / Caucus Room. You can RSVP to Monday’s event here.
The Waiting Room goes behind the doors of an American public hospital, capturing in vivid detail what it means for millions of Americans to live without health insurance. The documentary will air next season on Independent Lens. Learn more about the film and hear from filmmaker Pete Nicks in the op-doc piece recently featured on The New York Times, after the jump. Continue reading →
Fair Use panel at the Worlds Beats Life, Inc. Remixing Art of Social Change teach-in
Michon Boston is Community Cinema’s regional outreach coordinator in Washington, D.C. She helped organize a recent panel about legal issues raised in the documentary Copyright Criminals and filed this report.
Earlier this year, Community Cinema D.C. partnered with Words Beats & Life Inc. for its presentation of Copyright Criminals. WBL Inc. returned to the documentary last week for a discussion on fair use as part of their teach-in initiative, “Remixing the Art of Social Change: A Hip-Hop Approach.”
The six-day event brought Hip Hop legends to D.C. including DJ Kool Herc, Kurtis Blow, and Common. The final day at the Washington Convention Center was ground zero for a series of special focus panels and workshops. Continue reading →
Local TV station WUSA Channel 9 in Washington D.C. featured an in-studio interview with local Community Cinema Coordinator Michon Boston on Thursday, December 3, 2009. Watch Michon discuss the Community Cinema program, local partners and upcoming films in her live TV interview.