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Early ticketing revealed for “Who Bombed Judi Bari?”

DCIFF Live
February 7

by Russ Imrie

Who is Judi Bari? The life and death of environmental activist Judi Bari is one of the most compelling real-life sagas ever. With elements of law enforcement and FBI abuse, idealistic protesters, angry loggers and finally a devastating car bomb explosion in downtown Oakland California in the car of Bari and companion Darryl Cherney, it’s a real account of the costs and successes of a commitment to environmental change in a region and an industry.

The redwood forests of California’s North Coast are a last stand for old-growth trees thousands of year old. Thanks to an enlightened population who owe a debt to both the logging communities that helped build homes and an industry and the incredibly dedicated activists who at last halted  rogue abuses by corporate interests, a small percentage of that forest will be around for our descendants to see.

The DC Independent Film Festival is making early ticketing available for filmgoers.  The filmmaker’s site and Earth First!  are great visits for more background on the struggle.

Latest news on this and all DCIFF events at http://www.dciff-indie.org or http://www.dciff.org  

Renowned composer Morten Lauridsen to attend DCIFF

DCIFF Live
February 6

by Russ Imrie

With ticket sales to open on Wednesday, February 8, news has come in that Morten Lauridsen will be attending the screening of  ‘Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen’ by Director Michael Stillwater (an Official Selection of the DC Independent Film Festival).
 
America’s most-often performed choral composer, Lauridsen is a National Medal of Arts recipient who spends summers on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. Filmed between 2010-2011 in California, Scotland, Germany and Waldron Island, Washington, the documentary conveys the richness and breadth of the award-winning composer’s life, with a soundtrack featuring his masterworks- Lux Aeterna, O Magnum Mysterium, Nocturnes (Sa Nuit D’Ete, Soneto de la Noche, and Sure On This Shining Night), Dirait-On and Madrigali.
 
Commentaries as well from Dana Gioia (poet and chairman of National Endowment for the Arts, 2003-2009), Paul Salamunovich (director emeritus of the Los Angeles Master Chorale), Robert Geary (artistic director of Volti and the San Francisco Choral Society) and Paul Mealor (composer and conductor of Con Anima and the University of Aberdeen Choral Society and Orchestra), Alex Shapiro and others. 
 
Latest news on this and all DCIFF events at http://www.dciff-indie.org or http://www.dciff.org

DCIFF Award-winning film “Released To Life” (2011) awarded DC’s “Best Film” by Mayor Vincent Gray

DCIFF Live

January 30

from The Washington City Paper

It’s a great day for GWU student filmmakers. In March 2011, they took the Grand Jury Award for student film at the D.C. Independent Film Festival. Today, it was announced they won another award, the District’s “Best Film”.  They accepted it from Mayor Gray at the campus. And more great news: their dramatic documentary on rehabilitation after imprisonment goes to distribution at SnagFilms.

Saturday meeting festival planning (video clip)

DCIFF Live

Buzz at the Saturday meeting. Tantalizing information popping soon…we’re on our toes here at the site and will push out film selection and events as we get them— you’ll love it. Go team. Video from iPhone/iMovie on the fly at the meeting.Pardon the default White House location…actually this is about 6 blocks away, toward Georgetown.