Producers' Forum

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


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

Producers' Forum: Shored Up

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 7:00pm
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$7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe members


International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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Shored Up
a film by Ben Kalina
USA, 2013, 84 min

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 7PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe Members

Presented in partnership with International House Philadelphia and Sierra Club Philadelphia Chapter

Director Ben Kalina in attendance for a post screening discussion

Shored Up is an urgent call to action in the face of accelerating sea-level rise, presenting the devastation of Hurricane Sandy as a window into the future.

Set in Long Beach Island, NJ and the Outer Banks of NC, the film explores the political conflicts and personal stakes of communities along the shore. Shored Up talks to scientists, politicians, residents and a wide range of experts to expose major shortcomings in coastal management and the immediate need for change. Filmed over three years and culminating in the impact of Hurricane Sandy, it becomes an eerie foretelling of the storm's devastation and a witness to its dramatic aftermath. Shored Up is a look at what happens when we ignore the realities of geology in our drive to inhabit and profit from our coastlines.

Director Ben Kalina will present a Master Class Environmental Justice Documentary on Wednesday, August 21, 7PM at Scribe.


Ben Kalina is a film director and producer whose work focuses on the intersection of science, culture and the environment. He directs and produces original documentaries, narrative shorts and cross-media projects as well as client-driven video productions. Kalina has worked for years with Niijii Films on the documentaries Two Square Miles and A Sea Change, two award-winning films which have been successfully deployed for environmental justice and education, and both of which have been nationally broadcast in the U.S. In addition to his documentary work Ben has won several international awards for his short narrative film Diorama.


Producers' Forums are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Scribe Fundraiser and Screening of Harry Belafonte "Sing Your Song", Director Susanne Rostock, editor Jason Pollard in person

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 7:00pm
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$8 students/seniors; $5 for Scribe members


Ibrahim Theater @ International House
3701 Chestnut Street 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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Scribe Begins 2012 Season with Fundraiser and Screening of Harry Belafonte Sing Your Song at International House

*Official 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection

Sing Your Song "It isn't just the story of a man but the story of a country and a century." -Variety

Tuesday, January 10 @ International House
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

*Director/editor, Susanne Rostock, and editor Jason Pollard in person for fundraiser reception and screening
5:30PM-reception, 7PM screening

On Monday January 10, 5:30 PM at International House, Scribe Video Center will host a fundraiser reception to support and celebrate the beginning of the organization's 2012 season and also host a very special edition of our Producers’ Forum series that evening beginning at 7PM. Immediately following the reception, will be the screening of director Susanne Rostock’s 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection documentary Sing Your Song about the life of activist and actor Harry Belafonte. The film's director Susanne Rostock and editor Jason Pollard will be in person for the fundraiser reception and screening.

Please show your support for Scribe and RSVP to attend this fundraiser and screening. Click here to RSVP.

Jason Pollard teaches a master class "Art and Craft of Editing" on Wednesday, January 11, 7PM @ Scribe. READ MORE

About the film


Have You Heard From Johannesburg


Tuesday, November 16, 2010
7:30 PM @ International House

Director Connie Field in person

Have You Heard From Johannesburg is the epic seven part documentary chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime.

From September 22 to October 13, one episode will screen on consecutive Wednesdays @ 7PM, with FREE ADMISSION, at the First Unitarian Church at 2125 Chestnut St. Each screening will be followed by a panel and audience discussion.

Join us on November 16 at the International House for the seventh and final episode, Free At Last, in which South Africans tell the story of the most important effort in the anti-apartheid campaign of the 80’s: the alliance that brought together freedom fighters in South Africa as never before. Director Connie Field will be in person for this screening! MORE INFO

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