Creativity Connects: MASSCreative Arts Advocacy Day @ Emerson Paramount Center and Massachusetts State House
Mar 26 all-day

On March 26, 2019, the creative community will come together for Creativity Connects: MASSCreative Arts Advocacy Day to show our state political leaders that arts and creativity should be an expected, recognized, and valued part of everyday life.

Join us for a morning at Emerson Paramount Center in downtown Boston and an early afternoon at the State House. After a morning of connecting with friends and colleagues, celebrating arts & culture, and sharpening our advocacy skills at the Paramount, we will march together to the State House. When we arrive, we will meet with our legislators about arts and cultural issues, including the state budget, arts education, and creative placemaking. Questions about accessibility?  Click here.

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Filmmaker Workshop: Rough Cut Screening of “ACTIVIZED (working title)” @ Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please join Center for Independent Documentary’s first monthly Filmmaker Workshop!

We will be holding a rough cut screening of ‘ACTIVIZED (working title)’ directed by Eric Stange (‘Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive’, ‘Murder at Harvard’). Snacks and beverages will be provided at 6:30pm, and the screening will begin promptly at 7pm followed by a discussion of the film and sharing of feedback.

The screening will be held at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). More details on how to enter building will be provided via email.

THE FILM: ‘ACTIVIZED (working title)’ profiles a handful of ordinary Americans who — for the the first time in their lives — have left their comfort zones and thrown themselves into a political cause. We follow their motivations, their goals, successes and failures, and how and why such activists are the embodiment of positive citizen participation in the best American tradition.

THE FILMMAKER: Eric Stange, executive producer and founder of Spy Pond Productions, is an award-winning independent documentary film producer, director and writer who specializes in history and science subjects. His work has been broadcast on PBS, The Discovery Channel, and the BBC. Before becoming a filmmaker he wrote about art and culture for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic Monthly and other publications. Eric has been the recipient of a Harvard University Charles Warren Fellowship in American History. He’s on the board of Common-Place, a web site devoted to early American history, and writes a column about media and history for American Heritage magazine.