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  • Where: Harrisburg, Centre County, Lancaster, Philadelphia
    When: April 9-13, 2014

    Film Forward joins forces with the State Library of Pennsylvania for an exciting first time program in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Centre County, and Philadelphia.  Film Forward will host film screenings, discussions, and an array of workshops, with filmmakers Kim Mordaunt (Director, The Rocket) and Christine O’Malley (Producer, If You Build It). 

    The Rocket is a deeply personal story about the determination of a young Laotian boy who has the odds stacked against him, set against the epic backdrop of a war-ravaged country on the brink of huge change. If You Build It spends a year in the life of one of America’s most innovative classrooms and reveals both the failings of our broken education system and a hope for a new kind of classroom where students become the architects of their own futures. 

    All films in the program will screen at local libraries throughout the state. The films that will be screening with this program but without filmmaker representatives are: Circles, Dancing In Jaffa, The World Before Her, Twenty Feet From Stardom, Valentine Road

    Schedule Of Events

    All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

    Wednesday, April 9
    Harrisburg 

    1:00pm: The Rocket - private
    Director Kim Mordaunt will be in attendance for a discussion and storytelling workshop following the film
    Harrisburg University Auditorium
    326 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

    7:00pm: The Rocket
    Director Kim Mordaunt will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Midtown Scholar Bookstore  
    1302 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102

    Thursday, April 10
    Harrisburg

    10:00am: If You Build It - private 
    Producer Christine O’Malley will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School
    150 Strawberry St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

    9:30am: The Rocket - private
    Director Kim Mordaunt will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Harrisburg Area Community College 
    1 HACC Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17110

    5:30pm: Reception - private
    State Library

    7:00pm: If You Build It
    Producer Christine O’Malley will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Forum Auditorium 
    500 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA 17120

    Friday, April 11

    Lancaster
    10:00am: High School Student Workshop with Director Kim Mordaunt - private 
    Lancaster Public Library
    125 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 

    3:00pm: Shop talk with Director Kim Mordaunt - private
    Franklin and Marshall College
    415 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

    5:30pm: International Reception - private
    Joseph International Center, Franklin and Marshall College 
    701 College Avenue. Lancaster, PA  17603

    7:00pm: The Rocket
    Director Kim Mordaunt will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Green Room Theater of Franklin and Marshall College
    701 College Avenue. Lancaster, PA  17603

    Centre County
    12:30pm: If You Build It - private 
    Producer Christine O’Malley will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Rowland Theatre 
    125 N Front St, Philipsburg, PA 16866

    6:00pm: If You Build It
    Producer Christine O’Malley will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Rowland Theatre
    125 N Front St, Philipsburg, PA 16866

    Saturday, April 12
    Philadelphia 

    12:00pm: The Rocket
    Director Kim Mordaunt will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Bryn Mawr Film Institute
    824 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

    4:00pm: If You Build It
    Producer Christine O’Malley will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    PhillyCAM
    699 Ranstead Street - Suite 1, Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Sunday, April 13
    Philadelphia

    1:00pm-5:00pm: The Intersection of Film and Music 
    What goes into a successful film score?  What is the ideal way for directors and composers to interact?  What are some of the many roles music can play as part of the filmmaking process?  How can music enhance (or ruin) a movie?  These and other questions related to the intersection of film and music will be the basis of today's discussion.
     
    Using the documentary If You Build It as a case study, join composer Peter Golub and producer Christine O'Malley in a screening and discussion of the film and its music.  O'Malley, (whose films include Wordplay, I.O.U.S.A., These Amazing Shadows) and Golub, Director of the Sundance Film Music Program and composer of many films (including Frozen River, The Great Debaters, Wordplay, The Laramie Project) will show examples from their work together and discuss the role of music in filmmaking.  
    International House Philadelphia
    3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

    1:30pm: The Rocket
    Director Kim Mordaunt will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Parkway Central Library
    1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

    4:15pm: Reception
    Parkway Central Library
    1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

  • Program Collaborators

    State Library of Pennsylvania
    The State Library of Pennsylvania was established in 1745. Benjamin Franklin was the first State Librarian and began the first collection of government and legal publications. The purpose of the State Library is to collect, preserve and connect government, libraries and residents to the information and resources they need to build a successful Pennsylvania.   We are not only a State Library with a collection, but a leading agency for the support and development of libraries statewide. 

    Venues

    Harrisburg University
    The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is an independent educational institution offering academic and research programs in mathematics, science, and technology that quickly and uniquely respond to the needs of students, workforce, businesses, and government while expanding, attracting, and creating economic opportunities. It was founded to address the need of Pennsylvania's Capital Region for increased educational opportunities in applied science and technology-related fields, the vision of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is to provide academic programs at undergraduate and graduate levels for a diversity of learners, using student-centered, technologically advanced, and experiential learning designs that emphasize student success, with a sharp focus on specific interdisciplinary competencies and strong linkages to career development.

    Midtown Scholar Bookstore
    The Midtown Scholar is the largest academic used bookstore in Pennsylvania. Their Harrisburg warehouse and shop together stock over 1 million books. They are committed to being a socially responsible, family-run business and seek to provide quality books at reasonable prices with the highest possible level of service. To highlight and support the creative arts, they offer exhibit space in our Yellow Wall Gallery to artists and photographers with minimal commission, just as they stock select works by regional poets, writers, and musicians.

    Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School
    The Capital Area School for the Arts (CASA) was founded in 2001 through a partnership between the Capital Area Intermediate Unit and Open Stage of Harrisburg. CASA offers intensive instruction in visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and video to qualified high school students in the CAIU (over 150 students from 24 different high schools). Located on the first floor of Strawberry Square, the school uses the city of Harrisburg as its "classroom", affording its students access to the numerous resources located downtown, and utilizing a yearly theme based on the urban environment.

    Harrisburg Area Community College
    HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, was established in 1964, is the largest and oldest of Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges, and is the sole institution of its kind serving the Central Pennsylvania region. The College serves close to 22,000 degree-seeking and thousands more non-degree-seeking students each term through campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York as well as off-site learning locations and a robust Virtual Campus.

    Forum Auditorium
    The historic Forum Auditorium is located adjacent to the Pennsylvania State Library in the Capitol complex. The Building was designed by architects William Gehron and Sidney Ross. The Forum building was dedicated on September 16, 1931. The building is constructed primarily of gray limestone. There are 22 bronze doors designed by Lee Lawrie. They are cast with figures depicting “man’s creative and re-creative occupations.” Inscribed above each doorway are famous mottos from our nation’s past. On the outside cornice of the building are noted names of Pennsylvania educators, philanthropists and statesmen. On the eaves above those names are sculptured copper owls by Carl Paul Jennewein.

    Lancaster Public Library
    As one of the oldest public libraries in the country, the Lancaster Public Library has been providing library service in Lancaster for over 250 years. Their three locations in the county include Lancaster City, Leola, and Mountville.

    Franklin and Marshall College
    Franklin & Marshall was established in 1787 with a gift of 200 British pounds from Benjamin Franklin, and is located in historic Lancaster, a dynamic city with a thriving arts scene. The College enrolls 2,324 students. The average class size is 19 students, and the student-faculty ratio is 9:1. Our students receive more than $500,000 in research grants every year.Located in historic Lancaster, Pa., Franklin & Marshall is a residential undergraduate liberal arts college that offers a supportive community that emphasizes the life of the mind and provide opportunities for learning while doing.

    Rowland Theatre
    The Rowland Theater, located in Philipsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania, is an historic single screen movie theater, built in 1917 by Charles Hedding Rowland. The theater is owned by the borough of Phillipsburg.

    Bryn Mawr Film Institute
    Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) is a nonprofit, member-supported, motion picture theater and film education center. BMFI is dedicated to promoting shared experiences that entertain, engage, and educate audiences through a diverse range of independent-minded films, a full curriculum of courses, and an extensive program of special events. BMFI builds community through film culture, while maintaining strong connections to its historic venue's cinematic past.

    PhillyCAM
    PhillyCAM is a community media center that brings together the people of Philadelphia to make and share media that promotes creative expression, democratic values and civic participation. PhillyCAM is the non-profit designated by the City of Philadelphia to operate its public access television network. On October 23, 2009 PhillyCAM started cablecasting on Comcast 66/966 and Verizon 29/30. This is a landmark achievement in a city that fought for 27 years to finally get its public access television.

    International House Philadelphia
    International House Philadelphia has a critical three-fold mission: to maintain a diverse and welcoming community for scholars from around the world, while introducing them to the American experience; to broaden the horizons of its residents and the Greater Philadelphia community through high quality international arts and humanities programs; and to encourage understanding, respect, and cooperation among the people of all nations. An independent 501(c)3 organization, International House is located in the heart of University City, adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, which together enroll two-thirds of all international students studying in Philadelphia. With an extensive alumni network of thousands and philanthropic support from individuals, corporate partners, and foundations, International House continues to be the premiere presenter of international education, arts, and cultural events in Philadelphia.

    Parkway Central Library
    Opened in 1927, the Parkway Central Library contains more than 7 million items and many special collections.

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