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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces 2015-2016 Independent Film Tours


Baltimore – July 28, 2015 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced the film lineup for the 2015-2016 On Screen/In Person film touring program. On Screen/In Person brings some of the best new independent American films and their creators to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. This year’s films, focusing on the arts and women’s issues, will follow deaf poets as they enter the world of ASL slam poetry, a choreographer using dance for healing and escape, and a retrospective on the remarkable career of visual artist Miriam Beerman. Audiences will learn the story of hidden female soldiers during the Civil War, the crisis of rape faced by women and children in Liberia, and the incredible musical legacy of the Carter and Cash families.

Selected films include: Deaf Jam directed by Judy Lieff; Foreign Puzzle directed by Chithra Jeyaram; Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos directed by Jonathan Gruber; REBEL directed by Maria Agui Carter; Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story directed by Jessica Vale; and The Winding Stream directed by Beth Harrington.

For program information, film synopses, host sites, and filmmaker information, please click here.

The tour will travel to seven venues in seven states during fall 2015 and spring 2016. Host sites include: BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD), Carnegie Hall (Lewisburg, WV), Christopher Newport University (Newport News, VA), Monmouth University (West Long Branch, NJ), Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post (Brookville, NY), The Queen Theater (Wilmington, DE), and Zoellner Arts Center (Bethlehem, PA). For a complete list of dates, times, locations, and other program activities, please contact the venue directly.

The filmmakers will tour with their films to the venues for public screenings which include question and answer sessions with the audience. Each filmmaker visit will also include a community engagement activity collaboratively developed by the filmmaker and local host site.

The purpose of On Screen/In Person is to provide screening opportunities for independent filmmakers; increase access to film programming of excellence to audiences across the region, especially in communities that would otherwise have little access to this work; and to provide communities with opportunities that lead to greater understanding of the filmmakers’ work and enhance their viewing experience.

Questions concerning On Screen/In Person should be directed to Kimberly Steinle-Super at kimberly@midatlanticarts.org

On Screen/In Person is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists’ capacity to create and present work, advance access to and participation in the arts, and promote a more sustainable arts ecology. For more information on the Foundation’s programs and services, please visit: www.midatlanticarts.org.