Shattuck Summer Film Series: Kickstarter Film Festival
July 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
Film screenings begin at 8:00pm
Bring a blanket and sit under the stars.
Screenings will be held outside, projected onto the exterior of our beautiful gallery.
Is rain in the forecast? Don't worry, our gallery space will become a movie theatre for the night!
This is a can't miss summer event!
This summer Dedee Shattuck Gallery will host a film series dedicated to showcasing remarkably moving and award-winning documentaries, foreign films, shorts, and dramas all of which were crowd sourced funded by Kickstarter. Blue Like Jazz, Little Feet, Buskzashi Boys, and Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry will be screened outdoors throughout the month of July on the side of our beautiful gallery.
Blue Like Jazz directed by Steve Taylor
Based on the New York Times bestseller Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
July 9th at 8pm, Length: 108 min
"On Sept. 16, 2010, Donald Miller announced on his blog that, after a year trying unsuccessfully to raise money for the movie adaptation of his bestselling book, Blue Like Jazz, he and the film's co-creators, director Steve Taylor and cinematographer Ben Pearson, were putting the project on hold for the foreseeable future.
"The book that swept the country will not sweep theaters," Miller wrote. What happened next is a reminder that there is probably no such thing as a foreseeable future."
July 16th 7pm-8pm
View special screenings of 2 short films created for kids, to tell meaningful, simple, and unknown stories of African America History
Support their Kickstarter here to tell, The Janet Collins Story!
The Janet Collins Story
"Sweet Blackberry's mission is to share stories that empower and instill a sense of pride in children. Previous films by Sweet Blackberry have received the prestigious Parent’s Choice Award and Learning Magazine’s Teacher’s Choice Awards, among others. They were narrated by noted actors Alfre Woodard and Queen Latifah. Both films showed on HBO and HBO Family and have been distributed to libraries and schools all over the world and have made a difference!"
Little Feet, a film by Alexandre Rockwell
July 16th 8pm, length: 59 min
"Barely an hour long and blatantly made on the cheap, Alexandre Rockwell's "Little Feet" conveys greater emotion and poignancy than most movies released last year; it's also a terrific start to this one. Opening the Museum of the Moving Image’s "First Look" screening series today ahead of its exclusive release on Vimeo in March (you can pre-order it online starting tomorrow), Rockwell's tender black-and-white portrait of a young sibling pair (played the filmmaker’s kids) evading their bleak home life with a freewheeling outdoor adventure plays like Jim Jarmusch and Wes Anderson teamed up to adapt "Peanuts" into a live action feature. It's a soulful look at the innocence of childhood as a safety net from life's harsher truths."
-Eric Kohn of Indiwire.com
Buzkashi Boys, directed by Sam French
July 23rd at 8pm, length 23 min
"Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat – “Buzkashi Boys” is a ground-breaking narrative film about two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith's son, who strive to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. Shot entirely on location in Kabul by an alliance of Afghan and international filmmakers, “Buzkashi Boys” is a heart-rending look at the life that continues beyond the headlines of war in Afghanistan."
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry a film by Alison Klayman
July 30th 8pm, length, 91 min, Rated R for some language
"Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures."
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