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“Approaching the Elephant” Screening and Q&A at Pioneer Works

Nov 4, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

| $10

What: Kickoff Event for New Screening Series, “What Would the Community Think?”
Film and Q&A: Approaching the Elephant
159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn 11231

When: Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30 pm

What: Approaching the Elephant is a cinema-verite portrait of the inaugural year of the Teddy McArdle Free School, where all classes are voluntary and rules are determined by vote. The film follows founder Alex Khost and an indelible group of outspoken young personalities as they form relationships, explore their surroundings and intensely debate rule violations, until it all comes to a head. A rare, inspired portrait of unfettered childhood.

Following the film, there will be a Q&A with filmmaker Amanda Rose Wilder (Director/Cinematographer/Producer), Alex Khost (Founder of Teddy McArdle Free School), Robert Greene (Editor/Producer) and Caitlin Mae Burke (Co-Producer).

About the Series: “What Would the Community Think?” explores how people form communities, the shared vision through which it is built, and what is deemed a success or failure. Focusing on filmmaking collectives documenting their own existence or that of others, and the community that is created just by watching a film together.

Films screenings to include: The Troublemakers (1966), People’s Firehouse #1 (1979), Asylum (1972), No One Will Play with Me (1976), Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (1968), Susan After the Sugar Harvest (1970) and Por Primera Vez/For the First Time (1967)

Cost: $10 Admission, purchase tickets here: https://56129.blackbaudhosting.com/56129/What-Would-the-Community-Think-Approaching-the-Elephant

More Information: http://pioneerworks.org/events/

About Pioneer Works: Pioneer Works (www.pioneerworks.org) is a platform for innovation in contemporary arts and an incubator for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Founded in Red Hook by artist Dustin Yellin, the Fall / Winter line-up can be found here.


Nov 4, 2014
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Karen Navarre


Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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