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What does Friday the 13th have to do with homelessness? purpose

May 18, 2020 3:00 pm

What does Friday the 13th have to do with homelessness?

After sitting through another horror film marathon at the emergency shelter where he works, columnist Andrew Huff wonders if "perhaps a film franchise is a useful metaphor for understanding trauma therapy."
Nonprofits find a way, and now must chart a future course purpose

May 18, 2020 7:59 am

Nonprofits find a way, and now must chart a future course

"We nonprofits, in the business of creating small miracles every day, were made for this moment of crisis," says guest columnist Matt Bergheiser.
Notes from a horror movie marathon in a homeless shelter purpose

May 12, 2020 9:07 am

Notes from a horror movie marathon in a homeless shelter

Columnist Andrew Huff wonders why horror films are so appealing to the men in the emergency shelter where he is a case manager.
The People’s Media Record safeguards the past while making it radically accessible purpose

Nov. 21, 2019 2:50 pm

The People’s Media Record safeguards the past while making it radically accessible

Community media is critical because it is produced by those at the heart of the narrative, says guest columnist Helyx Horwitz.
Via Lux Film Fest highlights the creative work of young Philadelphia filmmakers purpose

Oct. 3, 2019 8:32 am

Via Lux Film Fest highlights the creative work of young Philadelphia filmmakers

The 15 films selected for the festival will be screened on Friday, October 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Philadelphia Film Center at 1412 Chestnut Street.
In their own words: The filmmakers of Hidden Lives Illuminated talk about prison and their art purpose

Aug. 14, 2019 5:23 pm

In their own words: The filmmakers of Hidden Lives Illuminated talk about prison and their art

"These prison doors become revolving doors. Being in and out, in and out, in and out. That’s the message I was trying to get across," Jerome L. tells Generocity freelancer Shalon Bayliss.
Youth matters at BlackStar Film Festival: a Q&A with Tanya Jackson people

Aug. 5, 2019 2:08 pm

Youth matters at BlackStar Film Festival: a Q&A with Tanya Jackson

Jackson: "Young people are making feature films and they’re really good. So every year, there’s a new expectation that even we get surprised by."
After three years of planning, Hidden Lives Illuminated is ready to premiere purpose

Aug. 1, 2019 4:00 pm

After three years of planning, Hidden Lives Illuminated is ready to premiere

The project's 20 short animated films — conceived, narrated, and animated by people incarcerated in PA correctional institutions — will be screened at Eastern State Penitentiary from Aug. 15 through Sept. 12.
Today, the BlackStar Film Festival returns to West Philly for its eighth annual event purpose

Aug. 1, 2019 12:00 pm

Today, the BlackStar Film Festival returns to West Philly for its eighth annual event

With films from the likes of Questlove and Solange Knowles, and live conversations between luminaries Spike Lee and Tarana Burke, the festival is a must-attend Philly event.
If you are a local filmmaker and need finishing funds, Scribe Video Center has your back purpose

Jul. 8, 2019 9:03 am

If you are a local filmmaker and need finishing funds, Scribe Video Center has your back

The organization awards up to $2500 paid directly to cover post-production services providers, and is open to producers and directors. But you'll need to hurry to apply — the deadline is July 15.

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