IN MY LIFETIME “The Trinity Blast” July 16, 1945

Posted: October 21st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on IN MY LIFETIME “The Trinity Blast” July 16, 1945

The PGA East Documentary Committee continues its ROUGH-CUTS SCREENING SERIES with

IN MY LIFETIME “The Trinity Blast” July 16, 1945

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Thursday, October 21 at 7:00pm

PostWorks Conference Room
100 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor
Btwn Grand and Watts St.

PGA Members only
Light snacks/ beverages will be available

Producer & Director: Robert E. Frye*
Co-Producer & Editor: Andrew Ford
Executive Producer: Diane Love
*PGA Member

“In My Lifetime,” a feature length documentary is a presentation of The Nuclear World Project based on a two year sojourn. The story is told through the eyes and voices of a photographer, a nuclear physicist, a woman who was a physicist and became a political activist, a diplomat from Sri Lanka who has dedicated his life to the abolition of nuclear weapons, the daughter of a Naval nuclear scientist who was involved in the development of the atomic bomb. Presented as an impressionistic film, weaving together the voices and images to present this morality play seeking answers to this continuing struggle, waged over the past six and a half decades to rid the world of nuclear weapons with the last act to be determined.

Film Type: Feature Length Documentary
Running time: 120 minutes


CLIMATE OF CHANGE

Posted: June 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on CLIMATE OF CHANGE

The PGA East Diversity Committee and PGA Green invite you and a guest to…

CLIMATE OF CHANGE

Wednesday, June 30

6:00pm – Refreshments and rooftop tours
7:00pm – Screening

The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park
64th St. and Fifth Ave.

New York City Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, the PGA East Diversity Committee and PGA Green invite you to an Uncommon Ground screening of a Tribeca Film release, CLIMATE OF CHANGE.

Driving Climate of Change is narration written by British poet Simon Armitage, voiced by Tilda Swinton. “We are the renters of this world, not its masters,” reminds Pooshkar, a precocious 13-year-old member of a youth environmental defense group in India, actively rallying against the use of plastics. In Africa, a renaissance man teaches citizens to harness solar power to cook food, and self-described “hillbillies” in Appalachia battle the big business behind strip mining. In this rich and inspiring documentary, director Brian Hill takes us around the world to find the ordinary people taking action in the fight to save our environment.

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THIS AMERICAN WIFE

Posted: May 12th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on THIS AMERICAN WIFE

The PGA East Documentary Committee continues its ROUGH-CUTS SCREENING SERIES with

THIS AMERICAN WIFE

Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00pm

PostWorks Conference Room

PGA Members only

Light snacks/ beverages will be available

Producer: Jenile Brooks*
PGA Member

Suzie Benack is a professor of psychology at a liberal arts college in upstate New York. She has two children from a previous marriage, and shares a dog, and five cats with her husband, Tom. She’s not from a small town, but the kind of place where she can leave her doors unlocked, and her dog, Roxie is the unofficial block mascot. In almost every sense, she lives a rather conventional life as a wife and empty nester, with one small exception: her husband is gay. THIS AMERICAN WIFE is a short film that explores the relationship between Suzie and Tom from their initial unexpected romance to their success in a relationship that’s lasted over twenty-five years.

Suzie represents a previously hidden group of American wives who successfully partner with gay men and subsequently challenge our notions of love, sexuality and marriage in this country.

Film Type: Documentary Short
Running time is 22 minutes.

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ENTRE NOS

Posted: January 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on ENTRE NOS

The PGA East Diversity Committee, the Hispanic Federation &

The Tribeca Film Institue’s Tribeca All Access

invite you and a guest to a Screening + Q&A & Reception of…

ENTRE NOS

Thursday, January 21

Las Americas Conference Center
55 Exchange Place, 5th Floor
Btwn Broad and William St.

6:00pm – Mixer
6:30pm – Screening + Q&A with Producers and Directors
Screening followed by a reception

Producers: Joseph La Morte, Michael Skolnik
Directors: Paola Mendoza, Gloria La Morte

Mariana is determined to keep her family together. Her children, Gabriel, 10, and Andrea, 6, have grown up in Colombia without their father. He immigrated to the United States years earlier in order to make a better life for his family. Finally after many years of separation the family is reunited in New York City.

In entre nos, Mariana, Gabriel and Andrea take us on a remarkable journey where we bear witness to a family’s commitment to survival and their unrelenting hope for the American dream…one soda can at a time.

Running Time: 81 minutes

Wine and Cocktails provided by Belvedere Vodka
21 and over to indulge

http://entrenosfilm.com/

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SERGIO

Posted: January 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on SERGIO

The PGA East Documentary and Screening Committees invite you and a guest to an Exclusive Screening of…

HBO Documentary Films Presents

SERGIO

Nominated for the PGA Producer of the Year Award in
Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

Wednesday, January 20 at 8:00pm

Magno Screening Room
729 7th Ave. btwn 48th and 49th Sts.

Producers: Greg Barker, John Battsek, Julie Goldman
Director: Greg Barker

Based on the book by Samantha Power Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World

Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power’s biography Chasing the Flame, SERGIO revolves around the story of Sergio Vieira de Mello – the world’s “go-to guy,” a cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy who’d probably seen more misery, more human suffering than any man of his generation.

In the summer of 2003, Sergio, a dashing 55-year old Brazilian career diplomat, was the only senior United Nations official able to charm the notoriously anti-UN Bush Administration. Urged by President Bush, Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice and Kofi Annan to lead what was ultimately a flawed UN mission to Iraq shortly after the invasion, Sergio was the only individual who had successfully led an occupied nation towards independence…in East Timor, just two years before.

In a world where most of us want to turn away from tough problems that defy easy answers, Sergio reveled in complexity, employing the full powers of his charm and intellect to seek practical solutions that never compromised his core values. For all his deal-making swagger, Sergio was at heart an idealist who devoted his life to the simple belief that people the world over have a basic right to live their lives with dignity.

He didn’t want the Iraq job and had opposed the war to begin with — but Sergio arrived in Baghdad with his unusual style and panache, accompanied by his “A Team” – the best and
brightest experts the UN had to offer – and his colleague and fiancée, Carolina, whom he’d met in East Timor. After a disastrous string of relationships, Sergio was finally ready to settle down and begin a new life with the woman he loved.

Sergio assumed that the Bush Administration — having prevailed upon him to go Iraq — actually wanted his advice and he set about trying to end the occupation as soon as possible. Instead, he found himself accused by the growing insurgency as being a tool of the Americans…and on August 19, 2003, Sergio himself became a target.

A huge truck bomb exploded directly beneath his office, instantly killing many UN employees, including members of his own “A Team.” But Sergio himself was alive.

As Carolina searched desperately through the rubble, two American firefighters from the Army Reserves selflessly climbed into the claustrophobic tomb of the collapsed building, in what would become an intense and desperate struggle to survive.

At the bottom of a deep, narrow shaft the two soldiers found Sergio. For all the lives he had saved across his long and extraordinary career, his own was now entirely in the hands of these two unforgettable men.

Running Time: 94 minutes

http://www.sergiothemovie.com/

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THE COVE

Posted: January 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on THE COVE

The PGA East Documentary and Screening Committees invite you and a guest to an Exclusive Screening of…

Roadside Attractions Presents

THE COVE

Nominated for the PGA Producer of the Year Award in
Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

Tuesday, January 19 at 8:30pm

Dolby 88, 1350 Ave of the Americas, at 55th St.

Producers: Paula DuPré Pesmen, Fisher Stevens
Director: Louie Psihoyos

In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan lies a shocking secret that a few desperate men will stop at nothing to keep hidden from the world. At last, the truth of THE COVE comes to the fore in an act of covert filmmaking that turns a documentary into a gripping action-adventure thriller . . . and a heart-pounding call for help from the world’s oceans.

Running Time: 96 minutes
Rated PG 13 for Disturbing Content

http://www.thecovemovie.com/home.htm

Click here to find out more


TOUCHING BASE, THE JOURNEY OF THE SAINTS PRISON MINISTRY

Posted: January 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on TOUCHING BASE, THE JOURNEY OF THE SAINTS PRISON MINISTRY

The PGA East Documentary Committee continues its ROUGH-CUTS SCREENING SERIES with

TOUCHING BASE, THE JOURNEY OF THE SAINTS PRISON MINISTRY

Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00pm

PostWorks Conference Room
100 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor
btw Grand and Watts St.

PGA Members only.

Light snacks/ beverages will be available.

Rough-Cuts Screening Series: TOUCHING BASE, THE JOURNEY OF THE SAINTS PRISON MINISTRY
Producer/ Director: Scott Henry*
*PGA Member

The emotional journey through a season of prison ministry softball underscores not only the differences in ‘free’ vs. ‘incarcerated’ man, but also their fascinating similarities.

In 1987, Dale Glading looked to combine his true loves: God and sports. So he created the Saints Prison Ministry, a very competitive softball team that challenges prison teams on two very different planes. First, you don’t expect Bible-toting 40-year olds to be a collection of hammering softball hitters. But the Saints are. It’s the key element to their more important challengeto ask the inmates if they will accept Jesus as their personal savior. The result is an emotional journey which underscores not only the differences in ‘free’ vs. ‘incarcerated’ man, but also their fascinating similarities.

Film Type: Feature Documentary
Running time: 90 minutes


LOVE AT WAR

Posted: December 11th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on LOVE AT WAR

The PGA East Documentary Committee continues its Rough-Cuts Screening Series with

LOVE AT WAR

Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00pm

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817 Broadway, 8th Floor
At 12th St off Union Square

Doors open at 6:45pm

PGA Members only

LOVE AT WAR
Producer: Tanja Meding*
Director: Gabriella Bier
*PGA Member

In the eye of the storm, in one of the world’s most surveyed conflicts, the married couple Assi and Jasmin, try to create a life together. It turns out to be a near-impossible task. When a Palestinian and an Israeli marry, they lose their security and social network that are guaranteed to other citizens. Wherever they turn for help, they end up in a catch 22 situation.

Film Type: Feature Documentary
Running time: 90 minutes