Film Screening of "Chocolate City" at Shaw Library
"Join Maximize Good for a special screening of "Chocolate City" followed by a discussion with filmmaker Ellie Walton. Shot in 2003 as over 400 families fought against forced displacement from the Arthur Capper housing project in Washington, DC, Chocolate City is a call to action against nationwide gentrification and redevelopment programs."
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Branch Library
1630 7th St, NW - at Rhode Island Ave
Metro: Shaw - Howard University directly above the metro
Mel-Luau on the Roof Top Patio at Mellow Mushroom
12:00pm - 5:00pm
No cover, drink and food specials
Mellow Mushroom - Adams Morgan
2436 18th St, NW
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and walk or take the Circulaor bus to Adams Mill right near 18th & Columbia or take the 42 bus from Dupont toward Mt Pleasant to 18th & Columbia
Discussion by Jonathan Conlin, University of Southampton. Forty years have passed since the fabled 1972 BBC John Berger series "Ways of Seeing" made its television debut. As one reviewer quipped about this iconoclastic and ultimately trendsetting project, "it plays like a Marxist comeback to Kenneth Clark's Civilisation." Historian Jonathan Conlin of the University of Southampton discusses the four half-hour programs that opened up the social history of Western art to new areas of cultural study. (John Berger, 1972, approximately 90 minutes). See listing on the NGA site.
National Gallery of Art
Panda Head End of Summer Bummer: A Short Film Night
Cinema, Music and More - "End of Summer Bummer" is the kick-off event for The Fridge's all art, all August "Fresh Produce"
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Panda Head (blog founded by Morgan Hungerford West in 2006, "features all aspects of a creative DC lifestyle - home, closet, kitchen, family, friends, and projects big and small") is bringing a series of new short films - video, animation, music, and more - by some of their very favorite movie-making friends from in and around the District - to The Fridge this Saturday, August 4th + Check out a new collaborative paper installation by Morgan Hungerford and Nilay Lawson and Jenny’s Story, a 58 postcard-sized photo and story-based artwork on view Saturday night and Sunday (1-5pm).
"End of Summer Bummer" is the kick-off event for The Fridge's all art, all August "Fresh Produce" - a one-month, packed chance to access the breadth and depth of the DC arts scene with six collectives (Vestibule, EMP, Beltway Poetry Slam...) and 30+ artists (DECOY, ULTRA, Joseph Hale, Tim Conlon, HKS181, ASTROTWITCH, Josef Palermo+).
516 1/2 8th St, SE (Rear Alley)
Metro: Eastern Market, turn right on 8th, left into alley right past Belga Cafe, across from matchbox