Sunday, July 30, 2006

Philadelphia PREMIERE 

THE FOREST FOR THE TREES is an intimate look at an unlikely team of young activists and old lefties who come together to battle the U.S. government following environmental activist Judi Bari's arrest on terrorism charges in 1990. Filmmaker Bernadine Mellis, the daughter of Bari’s attorney, Dennis Cunningham, documents her morally driven, very tired dad, while offering us access into the life of the extraordinary Judi Bari, and a piece of U.S. history that is increasingly resonant.

THE FOREST FOR THE TREES is the first film to be executive produced by CHICKEN & EGG PICTURES. Founded in 2005 by Julia Parker Benello, Judith Helfand and Wendy Ettinger, it is a unique funding/Executive Producing venture dedicated to supporting emerging and veteran women filmmakers.

Screening and Q&A with filmmaker
Wednesday August 16, 7:00 pm
International House
3701 Chestnut Street
$10 general / $8 students

Visit Bernadine Mellis's website: RED BIRD FILMS

posted by CAConrad

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