CID FILM UPDATES: September

ERROL FLYNN’S GHOST: HOLLYWOOD IN HAVANA U.S. PREMIERE

The CID-sponsored/NEH funded film, ERROL FLYNN’S GHOST: HOLLYWOOD IN HAVANA, will be making its U.S. premiere at the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City on Sunday, September 23rd.

You can find more info and purchase tickets here.

 

RUTH AND MARGARET AWARDED NEH DEVELOPMENT GRANT

We are thrilled to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $75,000 development grant to RUTH AND MARGARET, directed by Nancy Kates.

Ruth and Margaret is a hybrid film (combining narrative and documentary elements) about groundbreaking anthropologists Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead. The two were lovers, soul mates and close intellectual companions in the 1920s and 30s, pioneering ideas about sexuality, gender, and race that transformed the field. Learn more about the film here.

 

DAWNLAND AT CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Upstander Project team is delighted to announce the DAWNLAND Maine Premiere at theCamden International Film Festival on Sunday, September 16th followed by screenings in Portland, Brunswick, Machias, and beyond as they bring the film home to Wabanaki territory.

Thanks to The Boston Globe for including ‘Dawnland’ in the “Names” column in the Sunday, August 12th paper.

And a belated thanks to the Huffington Post and Sarah van Gelder for this wonderful piece that interviews Dawnland impact producer, Tracy Rector.

 

WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDS AT ICA AND CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDS, directed by Jane Gillooly, will be screening at the Camden International Film Festival this month.

The film will also be screening at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston on Sunday, October 21st at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

THE PEACEMAKER AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

We are excited to announce that James Demo’s critically acclaimed, THE PEACEMAKER, is now available to purchase on iTunes. You can find the film here.

 

FROM BAGHDAD TO THE BAY AT DOCUTAH FILM FESTIVAL & GI FILM FESTIVAL SAN DIEGO

FROM BAGHDAD TO THE BAY, directed by Erin Palmquist, will be screening at the DOCUTAH Film Festival in St. George, Utah on Thursday, 9/6 at 7pm and Friday, 9/7 at 3pm.

The film will also be screening at GI Film FestivalSan Diego on Friday, 9/28.

 

NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARYSTREAMING ON AMAZON PRIME

The award winning NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY,which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014, is now streaming on Amazon Prime. The film chronicles the life and times of controversial 1970s baseball pitcher Dock Ellis, and explores his lasting legacy.

You can stream the film here.

 

KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT WINS ‘EMERGING NEW ENGLAND FILMMAKER’ AWARD AT WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL

Congratulations to filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth who took home the ‘Emerging New England Filmmaker’ award for their film KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT at the 27th annual Woods Hole Film Festival in Cape Cod.

The film will also be screening at the Maritime Film Festival in Maine this month.

 

UPCOMING KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR SHIRLEY CLARKE DOCUMENTARY

Filmmaker Immy Humes will be launching a Kickstarter campaign on September 25th for her project SHIRLEY CLARKE DOCUMENTARY.

The film will tell the story of the great but little-known, Shirley Clarke, the only woman in the American New Wave. Clarke was a pioneering artist who dissolved the boundaries between documentary and fiction and left us several landmark films peopled by numerous African-American actors and non-actors, one complex gay hustler, jazz geniuses, heroin addicts, Harlem teenagers, and the aged poet Robert Frost.

Stay updated on the Kickstarter campaign by following the project on social media!

FB: https://www.facebook.com/ShirleyClarkeFilm/

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/shirleyclarkefilm/

Twitter: @ShirleyClarkeNY

 

UPCOMING KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR THE BANJO PROJECT’S DIGITAL MUSEUM

Since 2002, THE BANJO PROJECT has produced and collected over 300 hours of original video, with interviews and performances of banjoists in all styles, builders, historians and researchers: Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Rhiannon Giddens, Mike Seeger, Taj Mahal, and many others. Producer Marc Fields knew from the start that the banjo’s long and contested history could not be fully represented in a standalone TV documentary ( GIVE ME THE BANJO, narrated by Steve Martin, PBS, 2011). He spent the past seven years developing other media platforms, finally arriving at an innovative media platform he’s calling a digital museum.

Built on a searchable archive of original media, archival footage, stills and recordings, The Banjo Project is an online cultural resource devoted to the instrument’s co lorful and complicated history, combining interactive documentary, up-to-date cultural research and curated content. The Banjo Project’s Digital Museum is scheduled to launch in June 2019 in beta prototype form, with the help of a Kickstarter campaign starting in September to fund the final stages of production and licensing. To learn more and follow the campaign, check out The Banjo Project’s Facebook page.

The Digital Museum site is still under construction, but check out the below links for a preview of what’s to come:

Sample Landing Page

Sample Narratives Page

Sample Players Page

Sample Timeline Marker

Sample Video Clip: America’s Genesis Instrument