upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

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Boycott The Oscars Backyard Cinema Club

cineSPEAK is excited to present a multi-faceted community film series entitled Boycott The Oscars -- on race, honoring culture + being good neighbors. This time around, we've added a smaller group series to create space for making friends + centering the themes explored in the larger more public screenings. Learn more and buy tickets here.


FRI JULY 28th - Brooklyn Boheme (2011, Dir. Nelson George)


3-EVENT MEMBERSHIP = $30 Donation 
This includes:
**Admission for you + 1 for all 3 Backyard Screenings
(you can donate your +1 ... ask us how)
**Drinks + Snacks
**$5 Admission @ Boycott the Oscars large events

Your donation assists in funding our new BTO YOUTH CREW initiative based out of our local rec center. High school aged youth from our neighborhood will be learning + earning. First, students will be trained in media literacy, digital storytelling + event production. With committed participation, youth will be hired for future cineSPEAK screenings! 
Location Info upon RSVP.
The venue is, unfortunately, not accessible by wheelchair. There are several steps leading up to the house + then down into the backyard. Hosts will be on-site + abled to assist those with limited mobility.

FRI AUGUST 18th - Beyoncé's Lemonade + Shorts of the New Black Aesthetic
FRI SEPTEMBER 29th - Paris is Burning + Tangerine
GOT QUESTIONS? Email Sarah@cineSPEAK.org

Our #BoycottTheOscarsPHL neighborhood cinema project is based in Lower North Philadelphia/Brewerytown, an epicenter of exponentially-advancing gentrification. We seek to bring together longstanding North Philadelphia residents and those newcomers moving in as neighbors. 

Our community film screenings will take place at various gathering locations + will showcase films that The Academy of Motion Pictures have grossly snubbed films written, produced, and acted by important non-conforming individuals in history who have paved the cinematic way doing their own thingtheir own damn way. Post-screening discussions will be moderated by some of Phillys wisest community creatives, movers + shakers.

Additionally, we have formed a Boycott the Oscars Youth Crew. Where high school aged youth from our neighborhood will be trained in event production, media literacy, public speaking + important life skills, as outlined by P21s Framework for 21st Century Learning. The Youth Crew will put their new skills to practice + be hired to assist in the production of future cineSPEAK screening events.


Sarah Mueller (our Director / Founder) + the Boycott the Oscars Project, were the gracious recipient of a Leeway Foundation's 2016 Art + Change Grant --> Shout out to Leeway for being such a wonderful force for goodness in our great city!

ABOUT cineSPEAK : alternative cinema: 
cineSPEAK is a Philadelphia based non-profit organization that engages diverse audiences through our independent, repertory + foreign film programming; creating space + centering the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema, with a specific focus on cause-based filmmaking. 

cineSPEAK promotes community togetherness + global understanding by engaging film enthusiasts while cultivating the next generation of discerning moviegoers; encouraging people to demand social justice both on-screen + throughout society.

Follow The Journey on Facebook + Instagram + Twitter @cineSPEAK!!

cineSPEAK is a project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, a charitable 501(c)(3) trust supporting diverse cultural practices in the Philadelphia region.

Email Sarah@cineSPEAK.org

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