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"Canary" short film-preview screening (NYC - TODAY)

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Old Bones, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Old Bones

    Old Bones Senior Member


    "DUMBO, BROOKLYN — The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), a Brooklyn-based nonprofit, is hosting IFP Film Week in DUMBO through Thursday — and, lucky for the locals, will be screening 20 short indie film previews for free Tuesday before they hit the festival circuit.

    The outdoor screening will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1. (Enter at Old Fulton and Furman Streets).

    Here are descriptions of the shorts, as provided by Rooftop Films:

    • "Canary in a Coal Mine" (Jennifer Brea): Jennifer, a Harvard PhD student, was signing a check at a restaurant when she found she could not write her own name. Months before her wedding, she became progressively more ill, losing the ability even to sit in a wheelchair. When doctors insisted that her condition was psychosomatic, she picked up her camera to document her own story and the stories of four other patients struggling with the world’s most prevalent orphan disease – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, often referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 80% of its sufferers are women."
    *GG*, Sasha, JaimeS and 4 others like this.
  2. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

    Concord, NH
    Huh, thought the ratio was closer to 50/50, men and woman.


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