The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is all about the work of first and second time filmmakers.The event takes place in scenic Middlebury, Vermont in late August each year. Our 3rd Annual event will roll out August 24-27, 2017. Join the Sunday screening of The 39th as part of the festival's shorts program.
The 39th is playing the Netroots Nation screening series! We're delighted to bring our short documentary following a local campaign for the Illinois House to the first day of this major progressive conference. We'll be joined by Director Laura Fallsgraff, Will Guzzardi's Campaign Manager Erica Sagrans, and Run for Something Co-Founder Amanda Litman, to discuss lessons we can glean from Guzzardi's dramatic campaign, and what it takes for young people to run for office today.
Session Type(s): Screening Series
Starts: Thursday, Aug. 10 2:30 PM
Ends: Thursday, Aug. 10 3:45 PM
Room: The Learning Center
More at: http://www.netrootsnation.org/nn_events/nn-17/screening-the-39th/
Screening of the film: the 39th which premiered at the Chicago Underground Film Festival to a sold out audience.
After years of mismanagement and scandal, young progressive politician Will Guzzardi believes that he can mobilize a movement to upend Illinois’ political machine.
But he chose to run against Toni Berrios, daughter of one of the best connected (and most corrupt) pols in Chicago — and the establishment is not going to let her go down without a fight. The 39th follows Guzzardi as he fights for this seat block by block, and comes to terms with just how far the machine will go to hold on to power.
Directed by Laura Fallsgraff and produced by Adam Wisneski.
Panel discussion follows the screening with Reclaim Chicago.
More at: http://www.comfortstationlogansquare.org/events/2017/6/20/screening-the-39th
Join us (and a few other rad short filmmakers) for our festival premiere at the Logan Theater, as part of the 2017 Chicago Underground Film Festival.
Tickets for our screening, as well as festival passes, are available here. Make sure to select "June 3rd, 3pm Shorts 6 - The One with the Governor."