Producers' Forum

Producers' Forum - Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band directed by Carol Bash (USA, 2014, 70 min.)

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Tuesday, July 14, 7:00 PM
at International House, 3701 Chestnut Street

Carol Bash in person, with a live piano performance by Kendrah E. Butler
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members
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Co-sponsored by Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Ars Nova Workshop, and Reelblack

Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is a documentary about the life and music of one of the greatest jazz pianists, composers and arrangers. However, away from the piano, Williams was a woman in a “man’s world,” a black person in a “whites only” society, an ambitious artist who struggled against the imperatives of being a “star.”

Carol Bash is the Founder and President of Paradox Films. Most notably, she worked with Firelight Films on Freedom Riders, which won three Primetime Emmy awards; and A Place of Our Own, which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Bash also worked with Two-Tone Productions on Banished, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Screening preceded by a piano performance by Kendrah E. Butler. Pianist, composer, and violinist, Butler has performed in the tri-state area and abroad. She is the organizer of the “Women in Jazz Philly Tour” featuring her all female jazz group nVizion.

Producers' Forum - Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema at UCLA directed by Zeinabu Irene Davis (USA, 2016, 90 min)

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Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 PM Special Work-In-Progress Screening

Zeinabu irene Davis in person
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members

Co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Social Justice Series, with special thanks to Josslyn Luckett and Dean John Jackson

Spirits of Rebellion provides intimate access to key filmmakers trained at UCLA who are identified with the movement known as the L.A. Rebellion, including Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Haile Gerima, Barbara McCullough, Billy Woodberry and Davis herself, at work and in discussion. The film engages the origins of the name “L.A. Rebellion,” the importance of public education to this group and in today’s world, and the intriguing question, “What is a Black film?”

Zeinabu irene Davis is an independent filmmaker and Professor of Communication at UC San Diego. Her work is passionately concerned with the depiction of women of African descent. Her films include Mother of the River, A Powerful Thang, Cycles, Trumpetistically Clora Bryant, and her feature film, Compensation that was selected for the dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival (2000).

Producers' Forum: Shored Up

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 7:00pm
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$10
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$7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe members

Location(s)

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.

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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.

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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

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

Location(s)

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

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