Producers' Forum: United In Anger- A History of ACT UP directed by Jim Hubbard (USA, 2012, 93 min.) with On Strong Shoulders


Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 PM
at International House of Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members

On Strong Shoulders directed by Warren Bass, Dorothea Braemer, Chris Emmanouilides, Keith Fulton, Mike Kuetemeyer, Adrienne Murphy, Frances Negron, Andres Nicolini, Louis Pepe, Sloane Seale, Anula
Shetty, Marie-Ann Walker and produced by Scribe Video Center (USA, 1995, 30 min)

On Strong Shouldersis a collaborative documentary commissioned by Scribe to look at heroes and
heroines in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. Twelve Philadelphia filmmakers look at “a day in the life of
caregivers, advocates and activists” as part of the observance of World AIDS Day, 1995.

United In Anger: A History of Act Up is a documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist
movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. The film combines
startling archival footage that puts the audience on the ground with the activists and interviews from the
ACT UP Oral History Project to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots
perspective – 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.

Jim Hubbard is a filmmaker and AIDS activist. His repertoire of over 19 films includes Elegy in the
Streets (1989), Two Marches (1991), and Memento Mori (1995). He co-founded, MIX NYC: the New York
Queer Film Festival and created the AIDS Activist Video Collection at the NY Public Library.

Master Class with Bradford Young: The Craft of Cinematography


DATE: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Bradford Young
Fee: $20. $10 for Scribe members

Bradford Young will talk about his process of creating the cinematic image - what he describes as "the quest to find the sublime in the ordinary." There is perhaps no more influential cinematographer in independent American cinema today than Bradford Young. Trained at Howard University, his impressive list of DP credits include Mother of George and Ain't Them Bodies Saints (both of which won 2013 Sundance Awards for Excellence in Cinematography), Dee Rees' Pariah (2011 Sundance winner Excellence in Cinematography), Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere, Tina Marby's Mississippi Damned, and Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City. He recently completed shooting on Du Vernay's Selma and Ed Zwicks Pawn Sacrifice.

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Producers' Forum: Food Chains directed by Sanjay Rawal (USA, 2014, 83 min)


Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 PM
at International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street

Sanjay Rawal in person
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members

Food Chains exposes the injustice embedded in America’s agriculture and food production industries. This hard hitting documentary sheds light on the wage theft, physical abuse and near slavery that constitutes everyday life for thousands of America’s mostly Latino farm workers. Food Chains gives a voice to those fighting to change these practices and bring justice to the table. Eva Longoria is the Executive Producer.

Sanjay Rawal’s experience running a small agricultural genetics company led to work as a consultant
on the hit documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell(2008). Then he was bit by the film bug leading him to
produce award winning shorts and films. Food Chains is his first feature.

Preceded by La Tabajadores
by El Comite de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA) and Scribe Video Center
(USA, 2002, 20 min.)
Los Trabajadores (The Workers) tells the stories and day-to-day experiences of migrant mushroom farm laborers based in Kennett Square and Reading, PA and examines their efforts to improve working and living conditions through organizing.

Producers' Forum: Evolution of a Criminal directed by Darius Clark Monroe (USA, 2014, 82 min.)


Tuesday, June 9, 7:00 PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street

Darius Clark Monroe in person
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members

How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? In this gripping blend of documentary, truecrime,
and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led
him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since then. Monroe interviews
his family members, close friends and mentors who recount his transformation. Returning to his
neighborhood several years after the crime, Monroe presents an affecting examination of class
struggles, reflection and forgiveness, and the impact and aftermath of his crucial decision.

Darius Clark Monroe is an award winning filmmaker and MFA graduate of NYU’s
Tisch School of the Arts. He’s a National Board of Review, HBO Short Film, and Urbanworld
Best Screenplay award recipient. Most recently, he was selected to the prestigious
Screenwriters Colony and chosen as a fellow at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters

Preceded by Stolen Dreams II
by Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project (YASP) and Scribe Video Center
(2013, 27 min)
Through this film, YASP breaks down the myth that trying youth as adults is a real solution
to violence, and shows instead the ways that youth and violence and youth incarceration

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