Docs In The City: Spotlight on Coming of Age Documentaries

Oct 07, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT  
Malsi Doyle-Michael Forman Theater, American University  /  4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, McKinley Building - 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20016, United States
Presented by
Docs In Progress


About Docs In The City
This new screening series from Docs In Progress pairs seasoned and emerging documentary filmmakers whose films share a genre or theme. Each program will include a screening of a work-in-progress by an emerging documentary filmmaker followed by a feedback session with the audience and the seasoned filmmaker as respondent. This will be followed by a new look at a classic film by the seasoned filmmaker.

American Promise directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson.


Unfinished Work, directed by Stephanie Lucas and Josh Kasselman.

A Docs In Progress Work-in-Progress Screening.

Explore what it means to "come of age" under the watchful eyes of cameras. Join us for one or both films at the Malsi Doyle-Michael Forman Theater on the main campus of American University in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington DC.

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Screening of Unfinished Work, a Work-in-Progress Documentary 
Eric Chavez has a magnetic personality, a knack for telling stories, a fierce love for theater, art, and Kanye West, and the typical ups and downs of any teenager, but he is also haunted by a family tragedy from ten years earlier. This film follows Eric as he looks for love, discovers his identity as an artist, and searches with his parents for a long-elusive peace. 
Screening of work-in-progress followed by an audience feedback session with filmmakers Stephanie Lucas and Josh Kasselman, facilitated by Erica Ginsberg from Docs In Progress


2:30-4:45 pm
Screening of Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson's American Promise
Over the course of thirteen years, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, as the two boys make their way through Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America's struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity. The film won the Special Jury Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and aired on PBS' POV. 
Screening followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Michèle Stephenson, moderated by Andrea Passafiume from Docs In Progress

Tickets are $10 for each screening individually or $15 for both films. Free for 2017 Docs In Progress Fellows and current American University students and faculty (please use Comp Code provided to you). 



SEE BELOW FOR MAP AND DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
Films will be captioned
​and ASL interpretation will be provided upon request (1 week advance notice)




This program is organized by Docs In Progress
and made possible through the support of

 


Michèle Stephenson's participation is also supported in part by




DIRECTIONS TO VENUE

This event is taking place on the 2nd Floor of McKinley Hall on the main campus of American University in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington DC.

By Metro
Take the Red Line to the Tenleytown stop. From there, you can either grab an American University shuttle  (you can catch it right behind the Whole Foods at 40th and Albermarle Streets) or you can walk up Nebraska Avenue (about a 20 minute walk). See campus map below.

Driving
For GPS, use "4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington DC" which will get you to campus. The American University main campus is located at the intersection of Nebraska Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. Enter the campus from Nebraska (see map below) and park under the School of International Service (SIS) Building. Parking will be free on weekends. If that lot is full, you can also park under the Katzen Arts Center on the other side of Massachusetts (near where it says "Admissions Welcome Center" below). 

See map below for location of McKinley Building. Proceed to the 2nd floor and follow the signs.

 





TICKETS
Docs In The City - Coming of Age (IE2-2111) (Screening of American Promise ONLY)
$10
Sale Ends: Oct 07, 2017 3:30 PM EDT
Docs In Progress Fellows and AU students should use comp codes provided.
More details
Sale Ended
Docs In The City - Coming of Age (IE2-2111) (Screening of Work-in-Progress Film ONLY)
$10
Sale Ends: Oct 07, 2017 3:30 PM EDT
Docs In Progress Fellows and AU students should use comp codes provided.
More details
Docs In The City - Coming of Age (IE2-2111) (Screening of both films)
$15
Sale Ends: Oct 07, 2017 3:30 PM EDT
Docs In Progress Fellows and AU students should use comp codes provided.
More details

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LOCATION
Malsi Doyle-Michael Forman Theater, American University
4400 Masachusetts Avenue, NW Washington DC