Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust presents
The Soap Myth
Tuesday, January 30, 7 PM
"Thought-provoking and genuinely moving. A pointed investigation of the politics of history." - The New York Times
More than a half century after World War II, at the desperate urging of a passionate Holocaust survivor, a young investigative reporter finds herself caught between conflicting accounts of Holocaust experience. The drama unfolds around the central question of who will write our history-those who have lived through it and remember, those who study and protect it, or those who would seek to distort it.
Multi-Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner and Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominee Johanna Day star in a concert reading of Jeff Cohen's play The Soap Myth, directed by Pam Berlin, presented in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The cast includes Ned Eisenberg and Blair Baker.
For members of all Coalition member orgs
and readers of this newsletter: $18 (reduced from $25)
Reminder: LPTW Oral History with... Baayork Lee Broadway Performer, Choreographer & Director
Baayork Lee will be interviewed by Theatre Author, Robert Viagas.
Monday, February 12th 6PM
The Bruno Walter Auditorium New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center Corner of 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue Baayork Lee has performed in over a dozen Broadway shows and created the role of Connie in A Chorus Line, while serving as the show's Assistant Choreographer to Michael Bennett.
Baayork won the Isabelle Stevenson TONY Award in 2017 and is a founder of NAAP (National Asian Artists Projects). In addition, she has directed and choreographed many national and international companies. This program is produced by Betty Corwin, with Pat Addiss and Sophia Romma.
Free admission. First come, first seated.
This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and with funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The Oral History Project also enjoys continued support from the Edith Meiser Foundation.
Our new acquisition, Irene Lusztig's YOURS IN SISTERHOOD, will have its world premiere at the Forum at the 68th Berlinale.
A collective portrait of feminist conversation 40 years ago and today, the film documents hundreds of strangers from around the US who were invited to read aloud and respond to letters from the 1970s that were sent to the editor of Ms. - America's first mainstream feminist magazine. Click here to donate to the film's IndieGoGo campaign.
SHIRKERS WINS SUNDANCE DIRECTING AWARD
Congratulations to Production Assistance Program director Sandi Tan on winning the
Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Documentary Competition Award for Best Directing for SHIRKERS. We would also like to congratulate PA filmmakers Katy Chevigny and Marylin Ness for the Sundance Institute/ Amazon Studios Producers Awards for DARK MONEY.
IF THE DANCER DANCES (dir. Maia Wechsler, prod. Lise Friedman) has just launched their Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $35,000 by February 22nd, 2018!Click here to check out their campaign, learn more about the film, and donate!
The Production Assistance program accepts fiscal sponsorship applications on a rolling basis. Click here for more details.
UNION DOCS LABS
Union Docs has just announced their open calls for applications for the 5-week intensive Summer Documentary Lab and the 10-month Collaborative Studio. Both programs offer a unique platform for exploring and expanding current approaches to documentary filmmaking.
Read more about each program and apply here (Summer Lab) and here (Collaborative Studio).
Meet the Funder: ITVS Open Call & The National Minority Consortia - Part 1
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 | 6:00 PM EST
With current projects like UNREST, TRIBAL JUSTICE and IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST, ITVS and the National Minority Consortia are at the forefront of funding and supporting diverse filmmakers. In this webinar we talk to the following organizations, all of which are currently accepting applications for funding opportunities:
ITVS - Open Call (deadline February 9th)
Vision Maker Media - Public Fund (deadline March 1st)
Pacific Islanders in Communication - Research and Development (rolling)
We are thrilled to be joined by Monika Navarro (ITVS), Shirley Sneve (Vision Maker - Native American Filmmakers' Consortia) and Cheryl Hirasa (PIC) for an informative session that will discuss everything you need to know about getting your project funded through public media.
**A copy of this webinar will be available to all registrants for three months.
This giving season, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Women Make Movies. Thank you for helping us to ensure that even more women's voices are heard. We couldn't do it without you.
For more than 40 years, Women Make Movies (WMM) has helped elevate diverse women directors and producers and improved equity in the film industry. The largest distributor of films by and about women in the world, WMM also supports hundreds of independent filmmakers each year with our highly successful Production Assistance Program.
Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.