Monday, September 10, 2012
The event is free.
We are Takoma and the Karabakh Foundation will have a free screening of “The Fortress,” a film by Azerbaijani director Shamil Najafzade. The film is a story of a film crew that arrives in a remote border village in the mountains of Azerbaijan to shoot a historical account of war, heroism, and love when a real war erupts. The movie is in the Azerbaijani language with English subtitles. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director. Gala (The Fortress) - Screening and Discussion Sept. 13, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium 7500 Maple Ave. Free Admission
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The documentary is presented by Docs in Progress and We Are Takoma.
Docs in Progress and We Are Takoma are partnering for a free screening of Keeping the Kibbutz Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m., at the Takoma Park Community Center. DC-based filmmakers Tessa Moran and Ben Crosbie made the documentary about how the kibbutz was a movement focused on a communal lifestyle and economy, but often transitioned to a capitalist model that the modern economic climate of Israel demands. "Keeping the Kibbutz examines the challenges faced by a community in transition from the perspective of some of its most devoted members," according to promotional material about the event. "While some members faced heartbreak, others found new opportunities, and the kibbutz marched toward an inevitable end. This is a story about nostalgia, the …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The documentary is July 12 at 7 p.m.
The We Are Takoma series will be featuring a documentary about the journey through Antarctica. On July 12, at 7 p.m. in the Takoma Park Auditorium, “Dancing in the Rays of the Antarctic Sun," a film about Antarctica with cinematography that captures the beauty and essence of a place where mountains meet the sea and the sun rises and sets in colors of brilliance. "The film also explores the joint experiences of the filmmakers and their slave ancestors during the Diaspora from Africa to the Americas in a personal way that directly connects them to the viewer," according to filmmakers Joy C. West, of Silver Spring and Laura Ward Holliday. West and Holliday will discuss their collaboration and journey in producing this film following the …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
All events take place in the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium.
As a part of the city’s on-going “We are Takoma” series, poetry, piano and the “Pied Piper” take center stage this week in the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium. This evening at 7:30 p.m., pianist Carl Banner will perform a “live music blog,” including selections by Milhaud, Bach, Chopin and Schumann, while conversing with the audience. Admission is free, but a $15 donation is suggested. June’s Third Thursday poetry series will feature the work of Anne Bracken, Janice Lynch Schuster, Mary Beth Hatem and Annetta Sawyer. Celebrate the end of the 2011-2012 Third Thursday series at 7:30 p.m. “We Are Takoma” wraps up on Saturday at 4 p.m. with a guitar performance of children’s favorites by Mr. Gabe, “The Pied Piper of Takoma Park.” …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Admission to the screening is free.
If you're interested in discovering the next Errol Morris or Ken Burns, the Docs in Progress event sponsored by We Are Takoma Thursday night might be the event for you. Essakane Unveiled will be screened for free at 7:30 p.m. at the Takoma Park auditorium as part of the Docs in Progress series. Filmmakers Kiley Kraskouskas, Leola Calzolai-Stewart and Andrea Pappito will be on hand to take questions. Essakane Unveiled is the story of the most remote music festival in the world, Festival au Desert. The festival brings together western musicians to jam with Malian, Tuareg, and West African musicians to foster cultural exchange and economic development. But violence between rebel Tuaregs and the Malian government threatens the fate of the …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Docs in Progress organizes documentary screening and Q & A with filmmaker.
As a part of the city’s on-going “We are Takoma” series, Silver Spring-based Docs in Progress will host a free screening of “We Are Egypt,” filmmaker Lillie Paquette’s account of democracy activists’ years of efforts to remove Egypt’s long-standing authoritarian government. This free event begins at 8:00 p.m. on February 9 at the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium with a screening of the 85-minute film, followed by a Q & A session with Paquette. No reservations are required, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The suggested donation is $10.
A D.C.-based Japanese drum trio will fill the Takoma Park Auditorium with booming sounds Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the We Are Takoma series. Kizuna members Kristen Koyama, Paul Bodnar and Mark Rooney collectively bring more than 30 years of experience to the drumming style called taiko. "As performers, they seek to pay tribute not only to the awesome synergy of sound and dynamic movement that distinguishes taiko as an artform, but also to the spirit of kizuna, the bonds of friendship, that is the foundation of the taiko community in North America," according to a city release about the event. Suggested donation is $10.