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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces 2014-2015 Independent Film Tours



Baltimore – September 8, 2014 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced its 2014-2015 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 filmmakers tackle a variety of issues ranging from the rights of undocumented workers to the magical world of the children’s classic tale The Phantom Tollbooth, from the effects of aging to the beginnings of the grassroots environmental movement, and from youth violence and transformation to an exploration of the creative impulse.

Selected films include: Fly By Light directed by Ellie Walton; The Hand That Feeds co-directed by Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick; The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations directed by Hannah Jayanti; Rebels With A Cause directed by Nancy Kelly; Still Dreaming co-directed by Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson; and Tie It Into My Hand directed by Paul Festa (some host sites will also screen Mr. Festa’s The Glitter Emergency in addition to Tie It Into My Hand.)

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The tour will travel to six different venues in five states during fall 2014 and spring 2015. Host sites include: BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, Maryland), Christopher Newport University (Newport News, Virginia), Mercyhurst University (Erie, Pennsylvania), Monmouth University (West Long Branch, New Jersey), The Queen Theater (Wilmington, Delaware), and St. John Film Society (St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands – spring tour only).

The filmmakers will tour with their films to the venues and work with the host sites to develop community activities that provide audiences context and greater appreciation for their respective work and the art of film. Please contact the venues directly to confirm the dates, times, and locations of film screenings and other program activities in their respective communities.

The purpose of On Screen/In Person is to provide exhibition opportunities for independent filmmakers; provide access to film programming of excellence to audiences across the mid-Atlantic region; and to provide communities with opportunities that engender greater understanding of the filmmakers work and enhance the 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