- Film Festival
(pictured left to right Andrew Greenblatt, Anita Reher and Molly Dougherty)
Yesterday evening, PFS held their first Happy Hour not related to a specific film screening. It was just a chance for our members, attendees and guests to meet, drink and chat (hopefully about movies, but not necessarily), in the hospitably relaxed beauty of Positano Coast. (Truly, one of my favorite restaurants in the City).
Best of all, if you attended the happy hour with a project to pitch/promote, where better than the Film Society's Blog!
Anita Reher (pictured middle) is involved with a film project called Digital Dharma - a fantastic portrait of a man's devotion to saving Tibetan text through digitalization - In 1959 — Red Army soldiers invade Tibetan villages, destroying homes and temples. Fleeing refugees leave behind countless artifacts — the last evidence of an ancient culture.
In the shadow of the foreboding Himalayas, a small band stands on a ledge. Their lives, their families, and their history depend on a successful escape. Hidden securely in their packs is documentation of a culture that is heading for extinction. Carrying centuries of philosophy, religion, science and art, they cling to a precipice, inching toward the future.
Can one man, a Mormon from Utah, who would do everything possible to keep from going to war... start a quiet revolution against the obliteration of a culture not his own? Digital Dharma is set to be released this fall [Director Dafna Yachin] Visit the site to learn more!
This is our bright, pretty, energetic intern, Megan Ruth and her Mom, Gail. Megan was in charge of last night's raffle swag bag - coincidentally won by Anita Reher.
I look forward to talking to more people next happy hour, I had to leave early to catch a showing of Tom Shadyac's new documentary I Am - Look for my commentary on this film soon.
Also check back this weekend for Executive Director, Andrew Greenblatt's take on screenings at Tribeca Film Fest 2011! He saw a good number of films during the festival, some that just may turn up at The 20th Philadelphia Film Festival (October 13 - 23, 2011).