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iW NEWS | Impact Film Festival Sets Slate for Upcoming U.S. Presidential Conventions

iW NEWS | Impact Film Festival Sets Slate for Upcoming U.S. Presidential Conventions

The Impact Film Festival has announced its slate of films set to screen for lawmakers, candidates and delegates at the upcoming national political conventions. The films will be supplemented with panel discussions featuring members of the filmmaking community along with policy makers and other “issue experts” during the daytime hours of the convention. The program includes Jessica Gerstle‘s “Accidental Advocate,” Stuart Townsend‘s “Battle in Seattle,” Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell‘s “The Black List,” Stefan Forbes‘ “Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story,” Irena Salinas‘ “FLOW: For Love of Water,” Cynthia Wade‘s “Freeheld,” Patrick Creadon‘s “I.O.U.S.A,” Susan Koch and Jeff Werner‘s “Kicking It,”Charles Guggenheim‘s “Robert Kennedy Remembered,” Tia Lessin and Carl Deal‘s “Trouble the Water,” and Mary Lambert‘s “12 Women.” Feature films will be preceded by shorts from FYI-Film Your Issue and Cinemocracy contests. “This Festival was born from the idea that the artistry and urgency reflected in these films could have a real impact on political discourse,” said Jody Arlington, one of the Festival’s three co-founders, in a statement. “Our tagline is: ‘Where Film Crosses the Aisle.’ We’re certain these films will rally leaders and citizens attending both conventions to engage in nuanced discussions about the domestic and international priorities explored in these exceptional films.” At the Democratic Convention, the films will screen at the Starz FilmCenter in Denver, Colorado, August 25-28. At the Republican Convention, the films will screen at the Landmark Center in Minneapolis, St. Paul September 1-4. [Peter Knegt]

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