Master Class with Bradford Young: The Craft of Cinematography


DATE: Saturday, May 9, 2015 TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Bradford Young
Fee: $20. $10 for Scribe members


Bradford Young will talk about his process of creating the cinematic image - what he describes as "the quest to find the sublime in the ordinary." There is perhaps no more influential cinematographer in independent American cinema today than Bradford Young. Trained at Howard University, his impressive list of DP credits include Mother of George and Ain't Them Bodies Saints (both of which won 2013 Sundance Awards for Excellence in Cinematography), Dee Rees' Pariah (2011 Sundance winner Excellence in Cinematography), Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere, Tina Marby's Mississippi Damned, and Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City. He recently completed shooting on Du Vernay's Selma and Ed Zwicks Pawn Sacrifice.

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Producers' Forum: Food Chains directed by Sanjay Rawal (USA, 2014, 83 min) with La Trabajadores by CATA


Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 PM
at International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street

Sanjay Rawal in person
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members

Food Chains exposes the injustice embedded in America’s agriculture and food production industries. This hard hitting documentary sheds light on the wage theft, physical abuse and near slavery that constitutes everyday life for thousands of America’s mostly Latino farm workers. Food Chains gives a voice to those fighting to change these practices and bring justice to the table. Eva Longoria is the Executive Producer.

Sanjay Rawal’s experience running a small agricultural genetics company led to work as a consultant
on the hit documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell(2008). Then he was bit by the film bug leading him to
produce award winning shorts and films. Food Chains is his first feature.

Preceded by La Trabajadores
by El Comite de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA) and Scribe Video Center
(USA, 2002, 20 min.)
Los Trabajadores (The Workers) tells the stories and day-to-day experiences of migrant mushroom farm laborers based in Kennett Square and Reading, PA and examines their efforts to improve working and living conditions through organizing.

Storyville: Shorts by Eiko Fan & Aidan Un

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
additional ticket info: 
$5 Suggested Donation


Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street, 3 FL.
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
See map: Google Maps

Friday, May 29, 7:00 PM
Reception 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Skyler(2013 14min), Skyler2 (2014, 7 min), Devon (2014, 8min), Steven (2014, 4 min),
Color is Life (2013, 12 min), Things I Love (2013, 13 min)
directed by Eiko Fan and Aidan Un

These short films are about what happens in Eiko Fan’s art classrooms
at both HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy and the Philadelphia
Museum of Art. Eiko and Aidan collaborate to promote better understanding
of people with disabilities. In the films, people with special challenges
express their rights and true enjoyment of art: one child paints with his
toes and a 93 year-old woman makes sculpture using colors, even though
she hasn’t seen colors in 85 years. Eiko’s motto is “Art is Food. Everybody
needs it.”

Landscape Renewal, featuring the works of 8 artists in diverse media from April 2- May 29


Reception: May 29, 2015, 6 pm -7:00 pm
General viewing hours for the exhibit are: Monday through Friday...11am-6pm

The underlying theme of the show is rejuvenation in honor of the spring season. The title is also a conceptual one--reflective of cultural landscapes.

Artists included are Asaake Denise Jones, Amir Lyles, Ted McGhee, Boone Nguyen, Alvin K.Nurse, Jonathan Pinkett, Jerry Puryear, and Richard Watson. The exhibition is curated by Gary Smalls.

The underlying theme of the show is rejuvenation in honor of the spring season. The title is also a conceptual one--reflective of cultural landscapes. Pinkett and Watson will present intimate landscape paintings, while Amir Lyles's work references the continent of Africa. McGhee creates romantic scenes from nature. Nurse renders landscapes using digital imagery, taking great liberties with land and sky. Asaake Denise Jones's fiber constructions address aspects of the Civil Rights Movement. Boone Nguyen's photographs document how nature and villagers in southern Vietnam transform bomb craters into life sustaining spaces. Included are portraits of key figures in the Black community by Jerry Puryear.

Producers' Forum: Evolution of a Criminal directed by Darius Clark Monroe (USA, 2014, 82 min.)


Tuesday, June 9, 7:00 PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street

Darius Clark Monroe in person
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members

How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? In this gripping blend of documentary, truecrime,
and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led
him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since then. Monroe interviews
his family members, close friends and mentors who recount his transformation. Returning to his
neighborhood several years after the crime, Monroe presents an affecting examination of class
struggles, reflection and forgiveness, and the impact and aftermath of his crucial decision.

Darius Clark Monroe is an award winning filmmaker and MFA graduate of NYU’s
Tisch School of the Arts. He’s a National Board of Review, HBO Short Film, and Urbanworld
Best Screenplay award recipient. Most recently, he was selected to the prestigious
Screenwriters Colony and chosen as a fellow at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters

Preceded by Stolen Dreams II
by Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project (YASP) and Scribe Video Center
(2013, 27 min)
Through this film, YASP breaks down the myth that trying youth as adults is a real solution
to violence, and shows instead the ways that youth and violence and youth incarceration

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