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A Stunning Year Alongside the World’s Most Extreme Environment

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

A STUNNING YEAR-LONG EXPERIENCE ALONGSIDE THE ADVENTUROUS FEW WHO LIVE IN THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL, BRUTAL AND EXTREME ENVIRONMENT – THE FROZEN LAND OF ANTARCTICA

 

 

ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a fascinating and visually spectacular journey to the end of the world—the frozen landscape of Antarctica—with the devoted, adventurous people who live there year-round.

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Best Doc Feature at LA Film Fest and Hamptons International Film Fest Must Be Seen On Demand

CODE BLACK

AN UP CLOSE LOOK INSIDE OUR BUSIEST EMERGENCY ROOM THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUNG DOCTORS-IN-TRAINING

Code Black (courtesy of Music Box Films)
Code Black (courtesy of Music Box Films)

“Electrifying. A remarkably candid and kinetic documentary about emergency medicine that could probably only have been made by an ER doctor.” – John Anderson, WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Riveting! McGarry has created something that feels personal, vital and revelatory.” – Los Angeles Times

“Very moving! An absorbing documentary.” – Village Voice

 

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Animation Block Party Announces 2013 Schedule Lineup Celebrating 10 Years

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TENTH ANNIVERSARY ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY 2013 ANNOUNCES FILM LINEUP WITH EXCLUSIVE OPENING NIGHT MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND ADDED ANIMATION EVENTS

Tickets On Sale Now

Exclusive Opening Night Performances and Official After-Party

To Commemorate Decade-long Run

Festival Runs July 24 – July 28, 2013

Events To Be Held at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Rooftop Films, BAMcinématek

BAM Fisher & Brooklyn Industries Stores

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Animation Block Party, which will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a bang this year, released its official film lineup and will showcase work from all over the world including highlights from local artists and students in addition to programming for children. The ten-year birthday will be honored with week-long festivities including Opening Night concert and exclusive studio shorts, plus awesome parties each evening including a special ‘Meet and Greet the Animators’ event and a t-shirt launch cocktail party in collaboration with Brooklyn Industries, capped off by the Official 10th Anniversary Saturday Night Party at the BAM Fisher featuring games, food, music and more.

 

2013 Animation Block Party kicks off at Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday, July 25th with animation content from Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Pixar and musical performances. Adam Green and Binki Shapiro will headline. Dovecote recording artist Hooray For Earth will open the evening and the night will be hosted by Les Savy Fav frontman and comedian Tim Harrington.

 

The 10th Anniversary ABP Official After-Party will be held on Saturday, July 27th at BAM Fisher venue. All 2013 Animation Block Party ticket-holders are granted access to the exclusive party, which will include games, DJ performances, a Sakura Art drawing station, special food and drinks sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Gin, and more.

 

Additionally, Brooklyn Industries will host two events to launch the limited edition 2013 Animation Block Party T-shirt. The specially designed shirt was created by comic book creator and animation art director, Michael Lapinsky. The T-shirt Release Party will be held in Williamsburg while, the Meet and Greet the Animators will be held in Boerum Place, where approximately 50 of the festival’s filmmakers will be on hand for signing and photo opportunities. Drinks and snacks will be offered at both events.

 

The 2013 ABP jury includes Jerry Beck, Carrie Miller, Devin Clark and Scout Raskin. Award categories are Student Film, Best in Show, Audience Award, Narrative Short, Computer Animation, Minute Movie, Original Design, Music Video, Experimental Animation and Animation for Kids.

 

Individual tickets, VIP and premium passes for the festival are on sale; information can be found on the Animation Block Party website with VIP and premium pass information below:

 

ALL ACCESS PASS: http://www.flavorus.com/event/VIP-All-Access-Pass/177026 

ABP PREMIUM PASS: http://www.flavorus.com/event/ABP-Premium-Pass/177027

 

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 24: T-SHIRT RELEASE EVENT AND COCKTAIL PARTY

 

Joins at Brooklyn Industries Store in Williamsburg for the launch of the 2013 Tenth Anniversary (limited edition) Animation Block Party tee shirt with drinks and snacks!

 

6:00pm – 9:00pm Free: RSVP

Brooklyn Industries Williamsburg: 162 Bedford Ave. (at North 8th)

Free Event – RSVP here — > http://bit.ly/14wNWXe

 

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THURSDAY, JULY 25: OPENING NIGHT CONCERT AND CARTOONS

 

Hooray For Earth, Adam Green and Binki Shapiro with Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network Pixar content hosted by Tim Harrington.

 

Doors: 8:30pm Show: 9:00pm Tickets: $20

Music Hall of Williamsburg: 66 North 6th St. (btwn. Kent and Wythe Aves.)

 

Purchase Tickets Here:

http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/event/240569-animation-block-party-opening-brooklyn

 

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FRIDAY, JULY 26: OUTDOOR SCREENING AT ROOFTOP FILMS AND AFTER-PARTY

 

The films at ABP/Rooftop showcase will be a hodge-podge of world premieres, international pieces and exceptional student films. After-party to be held at Matchless with open bar courtesy of Red Stripe & Tito’s Vodka.

 

Doors: 8:00pm Films: 9:00pm

Rooftop Films: 50 Bedford Ave. (at North 13th St.)

Tickets: $13 | Purchase here: http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/animation-block-party-short-films/

 

After-Party: 11:30pm Matchless: 557 Manhattan Ave. (at Driggs)

 

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SATURDAY, JULY 27: SCREENINGS, MEET & GREET FILMMAKERS AND OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY

 

The first day at BAMcinématek includes five segments of programming, plus Meet & Greet panel at Brooklyn Industries and the 10th Anniversary Event at BAM Fisher with free food, drinks, music and games.

 

12:00pm – 2:00pm: Meet the Animators Event

Brooklyn Industries Boerum Place: 342 Fulton St. (at Boerum Place)

Free: RSVP here — > http://bit.ly/15JoRHZ

 

Festival Screenings at BAMcinématek

Peter Sharp Building: 30 Lafayette Ave. (btwn. Ashland Place & St. Felix Street)

Tickets for each segment: $13 (Saturday purchases include BAM Fisher event access)

PURCHASE HERE

 

12:00pm: Animation for Kids

2:00pm: Experimental Films, Motion Graphics, Design Shorts, Music Videos

4:30pm: Tom Stathes’ Cartoons On Film – silent classic shorts with Q&A panel

7:00pm: International Shorts – Program One

9:30pm: Beavis and Butt-Head Do America on 35mm

 

9:30pm: 2013 ABP Official After-Party at BAM Fisher

 

All Saturday ABP festival attendees will receive admission to this party upon presentation of movie ticket at entrance to BAM Fisher venue. Party includes carnival and arcade style games, streaming videos, ping pong, deejay, Sakura Art drawing station, Brooklyn Brewery beer, Brooklyn Gin, food, wine and much more.

 

BAM Fisher: 321 Ashland Place (btwn. Lafayette Ave. & Hanson Place)

Exclusive to all 2013 ABP ticket holders

RSVP here — > http://bit.ly/12sWICW

 

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SUNDAY, JULY 28: SCREENINGS AND CLOSING NIGHT EVENT

The last day also features five segments of original programming at BAMcinématek including a 1960’s Oscar shorts presentation followed by an all-star Q&A with Jerry Beck, J.J. Sedelmaier, Michael Sporn and Emily Hubley. The ABP Sunday wrap party is at Habana Outpost including free Six Point Ale and Habana corn.

 

BAMcinématek – Peter Sharp Building: 30 Lafayette Ave. (btwn. Ashland Place & St. Felix Street)

Tickets for each segment: $13

PURCHASE HERE

 

12:00pm: Secret of NIMH on 35mm

2:00pm: Narrative Works, Studio Shorts, Local Filmmakers

4:30pm: Student Films, Independent Animators

7:00pm: Jerry Beck Presents – 1960’s Oscar Shorts with Q&A panel after screening

9:30pm: International Shorts – Program Two

 

9:30pm: 2013 ABP Wrap Party at Habana Outpost

Habana Outpost: 757 Fulton St. (at South Portland Ave.)

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: http://animationblock.com/summerfest2013/

 

Animation Block Party awards will be announced on Monday, July 29th on its website

DVD Screener selects available upon request.

 

AnimationBlock.com/summerfest2013

@AnimationBlock Facebook.com/animationblock

Youtube.com/user/animationblock?  |  Myspace.com/animationblockparty

 

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The New Woman: Annie Londonderry debuts at DC Independent Film Festival

Spokeswoman Productions Announces

World Premiere of The New Woman: Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky

A Short Documentary Film at the DC Independent Film Festival

MONDAY, MARCH 11TH, 6:30PM: Naval Heritage Center

 

The New Woman: Annie Londonderry

Washington, DC, March 7, 2013 – The New Woman: Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky will screen at the DC Independent Film Festival on Monday, March 11th, 2013 at the Naval Heritage Center, followed by a Q&A and reception after the screening.  The documentary short-film by director Gillian K. Willman, resurrects the incredible odyssey of Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky, a daring entrepreneur, athlete, and celebrated globetrotter, and introduces her, for the first time in 119 years, to American audiences. The evening is co-sponsored by Docs in Progress and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association.

In 1894, this 23-year old Jewish immigrant and mother of three changed the world for women by climbing aboard a 42-pound bicycle and setting off from the tenements of Boston to circle the globe. Annie’s journey was more than one of miles—she left in full skirts as a nineteenth century housewife and returned in bloomers as a celebrated (and controversial) heroine of a new era.

At the time, The New York World called her trip “the most extraordinary journey ever undertaken by a woman” and said it marked the birth of “the new woman”—independent, dynamic, and free. But for over a century, Annie’s extraordinary story has remained practically unknown, lost somewhere along the dusty corridors of women’s history. Until now. The film shows how, by sheer force of will and bravado, Annie achieved the impossible.

Historical reenactments, beautifully restored archival footage, newspaper accounts, and dozens of original animations bring Annie’s story to life. The documentary is based on Around the World on Two Wheels, a book by Peter Zheutlin, Annie’s great-grandnephew, who also features prominently in the film.

More information can be found online at www.spokeswomanproductions.com

Follow the film on Twitter @thenewwomanfilm; Like the film’s Facebook fanpage at http://on.fb.me/yo4HCg

 

GILLIAN K. WILLMAN

Director, Producer, Writer, Editor of “The New Woman: Annie ‘Londonderry’ Kopchovsky

 

The New Woman is the directorial debut for Washington, DC filmmaker Gillian K. Willman and has been a seven-year long labor of love. In addition to producing this independent documentary, Gillian is also Producer / Writer at Cortina Productions, a multimedia production company, where she has written, directed, and produced video and interactive content for more than a dozen cultural institutions, including presentations in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, the Virginia Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Tolerance, the Capitol Visitor Center, the Sports Museum of

America, and the Lincoln Cottage Visitor Education Center.

Gillian has played a key role in the research and production of several long and short form documentary projects, including Peter Jennings Reporting: Guantanamo, Trade Secrets: A Moyers Report, and Discovery Education’s “The Science of Plants.” She is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Ben, daughter, Leila, and cats, Lucy and Oscar. She is originally from Saddle River, NJ.

 

INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR IS AVAILABLE

The New Woman: Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky (a documentary trailer) from Gillian Willman on Vimeo.