DocuClub in November!
We are happy to announce a partnership with Tribeca All Access for our November edition. Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Tuesday, November 25, at 7 p.m, at Tribeca Screening Room (375 Greenwich, at the corner of Franklin Street). Our moderator will be FERNANDA ROSSI, who is a writer, filmmaker and story consultant. She has worked on over 150 documentaries, fiction scripts and fundraising trailers. She also pens the columns â€œAsk the Doc Doctorâ€ for Release Print and â€œThe Doc Doctorâ€™s Clinicâ€ for DER, the Documentary Educational Resources. She is the author of Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making Your Documentary Fundraising Trailer.
Please join us as we screen "Off and Running" by NICOLE OPPER. The film depicts Avery, a seventeen year-old African American national track and field champion whose adopted parents are two Brooklyn Jewish lesbians, as she embraks on a quest to meet her birth mother in Texas.
Director Nicole Opperâ€™s most recent project was producing the five-part documentary series LSS for Here! Networks, Americaâ€™s premium gay television network. Her documentary short, "Song of Hannah," is distributed by The National Center for Jewish Film. She also line-produced MACKY ALSTONâ€™s "The Killer Within," and associate-produced PETER MILLERâ€™s "Sacco and Vanzetti." "Off and Running," Opperâ€™s feature-length debut, is a co-production of ITVS, with support from The Foundation for Jewish Culture, The National Black Programming Consortium and The Puffin Foundation.
SHARESE BULLOCK is "Off and Running"â€™s Producer. She is Strategic Partnerships and Marketing Manager global youth media network Listen Up! She has led service and international education programs, including filmmaking exchanges for young producers throughout the United Kingdom with the â€œExperiment in International Livingâ€ (2005, 2006). She serves on the board of directors for the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture.
JACOB AKIRA OKADA serves as Cinematographer/Associate Producer. He directed and shot the documentary "Curtis," about the journey of a gay African American man living with AIDS and surviving through art. The film received an honorable mention at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. The short also aired on the PBS series Reel New York.
Executive Producer MACKY ALSTON is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose works include "Hard Road Home" (premiered SXSW 2007, aired on PBSâ€™ Independent Lens 2008), "The Killer Within" (premiered Toronto International Film Festival 2006, aired on Discovery Channel 2007), and "Questioning Faith" (premiered Full Frame Film Festival and Hot Docs International Film Festival and aired on HBO/Cinemax 2002).
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