Independent Film Touring Program Announces
2016-2017 Tours and Host Sites

Filmmakers to Travel With Films To Public Screenings


Baltimore, MD – July 21, 2016 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced the film lineup for the 2016-2017 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. Our 2016-2017 filmmakers bring us stories that highlight a variety of issues facing society today – from tuning in to electronics and turning away from nature, the effect a catastrophic accident has on those around us and our own perception of quality of life, and the problems and realities that surround a transgender teenager’s transition. Audiences will hear stories of the quest to create vaccinations to save children worldwide, women in Rwanda and their journey of rediscovery as they work to open an ice cream shop in their homeland, and the true story of Ruby McCollum, an African-American woman who shot and killed a prominent white physician in the Jim Crow South.

Selected films include: Hilleman – A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children, directed by Donald Rayne Mitchell; Love Thy Nature, directed by Sylvie Rokab; Real Boy, directed by Shaleece Haas; States of Grace, directed by Mark Lipman; SWEET DREAMS, co-directed by Lisa and Rob Fruchtman; and YOU BELONG TO ME, Sex, Race and Murder in the South, produced by Jude Hagin.

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 tour will travel to ten venues in seven states during fall 2016 and spring 2017. Host sites include: BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD), Bloomsburg University (Bloomsburg, PA), Carnegie Hall (Lewisburg, WV), Monmouth University (West Long Branch, NJ), Montgomery County Community College (Blue Bell, PA), Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post (Brookville, NY), The Queen Theater (Wilmington, DE), Reading Area Community College (Reading, PA), The Ware Center at Millersville University (Lancaster, PA), and Wayne Theatre Alliance (Waynesboro, VA). For a complete list of dates, times, locations, and other program activities, please contact the venues directly.

For film synopses, filmmaker biographies, and host site information, please click  here.

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

On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

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