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Thursday, February 16, 2017
7pm

"Beyond Hoop Dreams" with Film Director Frederick Marx
$20 in advance
Get tickets early as space is limited.




Join the award-winning film director and producer and Rinzai Zen Priest Frederick Marx for a very special evening as he leads an engaging conversation about how to be an agent for positive change. Frederick will show segments from four of his critically acclaimed films including Hoop Dreams, Journey from Zanskar, Rites of Passage and Veterans Journey Home and use them as a springboard for a lively discussion about what makes film impactful and what types of positive change can arise from filming. Frederick moves from behind the camera posing the questions: How do we connect with others in a way that promotes better understanding, that facilitates deeper connection, that heals the divide, that lights the fire for positive change, that opens our hearts and strengthens and sustains our communities? How do we find our own authentic voice and gift it to the world around us?

About Frederick Marx:

Nominated for both an Academy Award and Emmy Award, Frederick Marx is a Producer, Director, Writer, and Editor with 40 years in the film and TV business. His last film Journey from Zanskar - featuring the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere - is in worldwide distribution. Most known for Hoop Dreams named the Best Documentary of All Time by the Intl. Documentary Association - Marx has screened his films at the worlds most prestigious festivals, networks, and venues. Other recognition includes: Chicago Tribune Artist of the Year, Guggenheim Fellow, recipient of a Robert F. Kennedy Special Achievement Award. Other recent long-form films include Boys to Men? and The Unspoken. Short films include Rites of Passage: Mentoring the Future, Tatanka Alliance, and The World as it Could Be is Within REACH. He's presently developing his next film Veterans Journey Home to highlight the best people, practices, and programs designed to help veterans transition successfully back into civilian life. Having dedicated his life to the making and promotion of independent films, Marx, a true maverick in the increasingly commercialized world of independent cinema, continues to provide a voice of artistic and social integrity. He repeatedly returns to work with disadvantaged and misunderstood communities: people of color, foreigners, abused children, the working poor, welfare recipients, prisoners, the elderly, and at risk youth. He brings a passion for appreciating multiculturalism and an urgent empathy for the sufferings of the disadvantaged to every subject he tackles. As his mission statement indicates (Bearing witness, creating change), his is a voice strong and clear, and profoundly human.



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