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PGA East Screening: FINDING HILLYWOOD + Q&A
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10/21/2013
When: Monday, October 21
7:00pm
Where: The Lighthouse
111 East 59th St.
New York, New York  10022
United States


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The PGA East Screening Committee
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
& Bpeace (Business Council for Peace)
invite you and a guest to a Screening + Q&A of...


FINDING HILLYWOOD


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Followed by a conversation with Director/Producer Leah Warshawski and Wynn Thomas


Monday, October 21 at 7:00pm
The Lighthouse
111 East 59th St.
Btwn Park & Lexington Ave.


Producers: Leah Warshawski, Chris Towey
Directors: Leah Warshawski, Chris Towey
Starring: Ayuub Kasasa Mago, Eric Kabera, Nicole Kalisa, Rodrigues Karekezi and Richmond Runanira

About the screening:
The inspirational 2013 documentary "Finding Hillywood” explores the budding film industry in Rwanda, and shows the power of cinema as a catalyst for healing and change.

The film centers around Ayuub Kasasa Mago, a local filmmaker whose mother died in the 1994 genocide. A coordinator for the Rwanda Film Festival (now in its 9th year), Mago leads a crew that travels from town to town for Hillywood, the section of the festival that presents locally made movies outdoors on giant inflatable screens, bringing joy and inspiration to tens of thousands in rural Rwandan communities.

Bpeace is a nonprofit network of business professionals who volunteer skills to entrepreneurs in conflict-affected countries to help them create significant employment.


About the Q&A:
The screening will be followed by an onstage discussion with Leah Warshawski, who directed and produced "Finding Hillywood" with Christopher Towey, and Wynn Thomas, a production designer ("Inside Man," "A Beautiful Mind") who was a member of the Academy's International Outreach delegation to Rwanda and Kenya in 2011. They will provide insight on the country that next April marks the 20th anniversary of its genocide, a conflict that tore the country apart and shocked the world.

Running time: 59 minutes

IF YOU ATTEND THIS SCREENING, IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU STAY FOR THE Q&A.

This invitation is non-transferable and has no cash value. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP does not guarantee seating. We overbook to account for cancellations and no-shows so please arrive early. Latecomers will not be admitted.

To cancel or change your reservation, please email: pga-ny@producersguild.org. Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours prior to the event.

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