HOST A SCREENING
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UPCOMING TEACHED VOL. I SCREENINGS
Houston East End Chamber of Commerce - Education Symposium
May 29, 2013 Details TBD
Producer/Director Kelly Amis will screen and answer questions about "The Blame Game: Teachers Speak Out" during this special half-day event sponsored by the East End Chamber of Commerce, Texas Southern University and Houston Community College Southeast.
April 24, 2013 Private Screening
UCLA - Academic Inequality Awareness Week Kick-Off
Apr. 15, 2013 6:00-8:00 University of California - Los Angeles, Moore Hall Room 100 (Closest parking is Lot 6 on Westwood Plaza. UCLA Map: http://maps.ucla.edu/campus/)
Join keynote speaker Kevin P. Chavous (star of the TEACHED short film "Unchartered Territory"), Pearl Arredondo (star of "The Blame Game: Teachers Speak out") and Producer/Director Kelly Amis for a special screening of the TEACHED Vol. I trilogy of short films and a discussion of the education issues they raise. Organized by UCLA students to kick-off their Academic Inequality Awareness Week; free to the public.
Taos Shorts Film Festival
Mar. 8, 2013 1:00-3:00 Taos, New Mexico
We are so honored for the TEACHED short film "The Path to Prison" to be included in this short-film-only festival in beautiful Taos. Go to the festival website to see what else is playing. Would love to see you there!
U.S. Department of Education-Charter School Program
Feb. 25th, 2013 Private Screening
The DOE will be screening TEACHED Vol. I to a group of new charter school founders on their way to launching new, great schools for kids who need them. This is a select group and we are so honored they will have the opportunity to screen and discuss the TEACHED short films.
Mason Square Health Task Force
Feb. 19, 2013 6:00-8:00 pm Dunbar Y Community Center, 33 Oak St. Springfield, MA
This great non-profit has organized its own film festival for Black History Month, screening TEACHED Vol. I along with "The Angry Heart" on Feb. 28th and "Black Love Lives" on Feb. 7th. Call 413-788-6143 for further information.
Oct. 24, 2012 8:00 pm Pulver Pavilion, Colby College Waterville, Maine
Thanks for students at Colby College for organizing this screening of all three TEACHED Vol. I short films.
New Hampshire Film Festival
Oct. 11-14, 2012 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
We are so honored for the TEACHED short film "The Path to Prison" to be included in this sophisticated film festival. Go to the NHFF website to check on the schedule.
Stanford University Schools of Education, Business & Law
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 7-9:30 pm Knight Management Center; Gunn 101 Stanford University
The Youth & Education Advocates at Stanford School of Business, along with the Stanford Schools of Education and Law are organizing this special screening on campus. Open and free to the public!
Harlem International Film Festival
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 4:00 pm Mayles Cinema, New York
We are honored to be included in the Harlem International Film Festival. Check out the full schedule because there are some great films and performances not to be missed. The address for Mayles Cinema is 343 Lenox Avenue /Malcolm X Boulevard (between 127th and 128th Streets) New York, NY. Hope to see you there.
Williamsburg (Brooklyn) International Film Festival
SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 2012 3:30 pm UnionDocs, Williamsburg
TEACHED Vol. I will be included in a short documentary film program at El Puente Ctr. on 211 S. 4th St. between 4:00pm - 6:00pm as part of this film & music extravaganza in funky Williamsburg. More details about this awesome festival here.
WASHINGTON, DC - FRIENDSHIP SCHOOLS CONVOCATION
Wed, August 22nd, 2012 9:00 am Walter E. Washington Convention Center
We were thrilled to be invited to screen TEACHED Vol. I short films "Unchartered Territory," which features Friendship Public & Charter Schools Founder & CEO Donald Hense, and "The Blame Game: Teachers Speak Out," featuring the day's keynote speaker, former Milwaukee Superintendent Dr. Howard Fuller, at this special event honoring Friendship Schools' students, teachers, parents and staff. TEACHED Producer/Director Kelly Amis will moderate a panel featuring Donald Hense and Dr. Fuller, as well as Friendship COO Patricia Brantley, Friendship Chief of School Excellence Shawn Hardnett; and NewSchools Venture Fund Partner Deborah McGriff.
LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 6:30 pm Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Los Angeles, CA
Loudspeaker Films, Communities for Teaching Excellence and Students Matter invite you to this very special event, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Howard Fuller* and local education leaders including Yolie Flores, Ama Nyamekye, John Lee, Michael Stryer, Steve Hill and Pearl Arredondo. Filmmaker Kelly Amis will also be on hand to describe the project and welcome old friends and new.
*Howard Fuller is a national leader in education reform and policy, a former Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools and the founder of the Black Alliance for Educational Options. Mayor Villaraigosa had to cancel his appearance due to scheduling concerns. In his place we will screen--for the first time ever--a one-on-one extended interview with the Mayor on his education reform efforts in Los Angeles.
Colorado Film Festival
Sat., June 30 10:00 am-12:00 pm Festival Playhouse Arvada, CO
All three short films comprising TEACHED Vol. I will be screened at the third annual Film Festival of Colorado. Go to their website at http://thefilmfestivalofcolorado.org for more information.
SouthSide Film Festival
Friday, June 15th at 5:30pm in Victory Firehouse Bethlehem, PA
Saturday, June 16th at 3:30pm in Victory Firehouse Bethlehem, PA
We will be screening TEACHED Vol. I at this eclectic, independent film festival in the hometown of our very own, Anne Girvin. SSFF is a celebration of independent artists' struggles and triumphs throughout the filmmaking process. We are looking forward to taking part in the 9th Annual SSFF, as Bethlehem is well known for its festivals (music, film, cultural, and food). Thank you SouthSide!
deadCENTER Film Festival
Saturday, June 9, 2012 2:30 pm IAO Gallery Oklahoma City, OK
Sunday, June 10, 2012 1:00 pm IAO Gallery Oklahoma City, OK
TEACHED Vol. I will be screened twice at this acclaimed festival in the "dead center" of the U.S. The festival celebrates independent filmmaking and is organized by filmmakers, making it even more of an honor to be asked to participate. The deadCENTER festival has also been deemed one of the 20 "coolest" film festivals according to MovieMaker magazine, and over their 12 years has featured thousands of films from all over the world and the U.S.
ST. HELENA - CAMEO CINEMA
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:00 pm St. Helena, CA
We will screen TEACHED Vol. I at the fabulous CAMEO CINEMA -- one of the nation's last remaining independent theaters -- and give the audience a chance to ask questions of local St. Helena School Board members, including Cindy Smith and Jeannie Kerr, and also TEACHED Producer/Director Kelly Amis. Arrive at 8:00 to grab a glass of Girard wine and a free popcorn provided by the Cameo. Thanks to our generous local sponsors for making this event possible!
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE. All proceeds support the TEACHED project. The screening is being made possible by these generous sponsors:
SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 14, 2012 3:00 pm The Vintage House, Sonoma, CA
We will screen all three films of TEACHED Vol. I in a special program at Sonoma featuring GUEST SPEAKER ARUN RAMANATHAN, Executive Director of the Education Trust West. We are thrilled to be a part of this highly-acclaimed festival. In honor of the festival's 15th anniversary, Sonoma festival organizers have deemed it a "Quinceañera" celebration, with a special focus on Latino and Spanish-language films. Que bueno!
Northeastern Illinois University
Monday, April 23, 2012 5:00pm Chicago, IL
Omega Phi Beta and Gamma Phi Omega International Sororities are hosting a TEACHED screening in the Student Union room 214 at Northeastern Illinois University. More info here.
Unitarian Society "Education Justice" Program
Friday, March 30, 2012 7:30 pm Ridgewood, NJ
The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood will be screening TEACHED in the Fellowship Room at the Unitarian Society as part of their Education Justice weekend. More info here.
EAST COAST PREMIERE - Washington, DC
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Friday, March 9, 2012 6:30-9:30 pm THEARC Theater
We are thrilled to announce that our East Coast Premiere will be held at THEARC Theater in Washington, DC on Mar. 9th. Guest check-in/reception from 6:30-7:30 pm; screening program begins promptly at 7:30 pm. We will screen all three TEACHED Vol. I short films and hear from several amazing guest speakers, including keynote speaker former Superintendent of Milwaukee Schools Dr. Howard Fuller. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Building Hope, the Center for Education Reform, the Black Alliance for Educational Options and Ray's the Steaks.
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Big Easy International Film Festival
Sunday, March 4, 2012 New Orleans, LA
The first short film of TEACHED Vol. I--the Path to Prison--will be shown at this independent film festival in New Orleans in the short documentary program.
Black Alliance for Educational Options Annual Symposium
Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:00 pm Washington, DC
We are honored to be invited to screen TEACHED Vol. I at BAEO's annual symposium, which brings together parents, policymakers and education activists from all over the country to fight for ensuring that all African-American children have a range of high-quality educational options available to them.
Teach for America-DC, Black History Month Screening
Thursday, Feb. 29, 2012 Washington, DC
The DC TFA People of Color group is organizing this intimate screening and discussion at the close of Black History Month.
Loyola Marymount University "Education Inequality Awareness Week" Screening
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Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 7:30 pm Los Angeles, CA
The LMU Student Government organized this special student screening to launch their first "Education Inequality Awareness Week." Many of the students who came to the event are planning to teach or are already mentoring kids in Los Angeles, and they had great questions for our guest speakers Korey Barney (former student in South Central, who has spent too many years in prison but is now on track for future success) and local teachers Pearl Arredondo, Steve Hill, Gary Bozurich and Erin Fitzgerald.
Orinda, CA Screening & Wine Reception
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Thursday, January 19, 2012, 7:30 pm
Orinda Library Theater
A special private screening and fundraiser for TEACHED Vol. I was held Thursday, January 19th, at the Orinda Library Theater in Orinda, CA, followed by a wine reception and Q&A session with Director/Producer Kelly Amis. The event was generously hosted by former teacher Trish Striglos and her husband Paul Scanlan.
WEST COAST PREMIERE AT THE NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
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Napa Valley Film Festival
Friday, Nov. 11, 11:00 am
Native Sons "Cinema," 1313 Spring St., St Helena, CA
Our special program featured all three TEACHED Vol. I short films and film stars Donald Hense (bio below), and teacher Pearl Arredondo. Our teacher panel also included St. Helena's own Malcolm McClain.
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Directly following the screening, supporters enjoyed a Napa Valley style "school lunch" complete with some of the best wine around, courtesy of Gott's Roadside (formerly Taylor's), La Saison, Conn Creek, Sawyer Cellars and Purple Cowboy.
Donald Hense is Founder of Friendship Schools in Washington, DC. Friendship serves more than 4,000 students in both charter and traditional public schools. He is also Chairman of the Center for Youth and Family Investment, which provides extended learning programs to more than 2,000 children each day.
Hense has served as Vice President of the National Urban League; Director of Development of the Children’s Defense Fund; and Director of Governmental Relations at Howard University, Boston University and Dartmouth College.
He is a graduate of Morehouse College and attended graduate school at Stanford University. Among his other accomplishments, Hense was a Rockefeller Intern in Economics at Cornell University; a Merrill Scholar to the University of Ghana; a Ford Foundation Fellow at Stanford and a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Hense is featured in Unchartered Territory.