NYWIFT's Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Avenue, at 2nd Street). After the screening stay for a Q&A, plus after-party with cash bar and complimentary food at Dempsey's Pub (61 2nd Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets).
Join us for the brooklyn to bethlehem project, a screening of two films produced and directed by NYWIFT member Fran Tarr—bethlehem to brooklyn: breaking the surface and its sequel, brooklyn bridges: to bethlehem & back.
bethlehem to brooklyn: breaking the surface (2009) passionately conveys the resiliency of both American and Palestinian teens struggling with adverse circumstances in their daily lives, who didn’t join a jihad or gang; they join a writing group!
brooklyn bridges: to bethlehem & back (2011) is the natural follow-up to bethlehem to brooklyn, illustrating that teens may be on opposite sides of the world, living opposite lives, but deep down, they are all the same. Using words and art to combat the violence these teens are living with every day, brooklyn bridges shows the true difference peace on a grass roots level can make in the lives of children in the Middle East and the United States.
Fran Tarr is a director, producer, arts educator, director, and CEO breaking walls). For 14 years she was the Education Director for the Women’s Project. She has been Education Coordinator at the prestigious Atlantic Theater Company since 1995. Under her direction, the Women’s Project program grew from two schools in 1995 to 80 schools by 2008; the Atlantic’s Students & Educators program continues to expand each school year.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are made possible, in part, by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York State Legislature, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation.
Additional co-sponsorship by Tyrone Jackson, Internet Media and Entertainment, Inc.
Last updated: May. 29, 2012