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Sunday, April 20

Harlequin Creature Issue 5 Launch Party

Alias Books

1650 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, 90025

7:00pm to 9:00pm

join harlequin creature as it returns to its favorite used book store in the sun stroked city. meghan forbes & issue 5 contributor ruth á sacre will read along with ginger buswell and moneta goldsmith. featured artist brittany atkinson will speak about her work. tunes thrown in for good measure.

harlequin creature is a not-for-profit arts & literary journal, founded in 2011. each copy of every issue is typed on an old typewriter, covers are letter-pressed and screen printed, and then hand bound. contents of issue 5 include experimental poetry and prose, music, and photography. more about what we do at www.harlequincreature.org.

meghan has been writing all her live long days and wrote herself right into grad school. she is a karel teige enthusiast, and it is his work in photomontage, typography, and book art that has inspired the unique aesthetic of this project. she grew up in los angeles, likes to think she’s a new yorker, lives in ann arbor, and is a prague native.

ruth received her mfa at the university of life in xanadu, missouri. her focus of study was on gallows humor during the 19th century, with an emphasison the guillotine. in latin, her name is an anagram for the phrase “sanctify the pain.” (her parents evidently do not share her sense of humor.)

ginger is co-editor of "when in drought," and assistant managing editor of the los angeles review of books print magazine. her writing has appeared infrequently in sparkle & blink, on living room walls, and in unsuspecting mailboxes.

moneta was the 2013 grand prize winner of spark anthology's annual poetry contest. she is the co-founder of the litmag/reading series "when in drought" & her own heteronymous works have appeared in sparkle & blink, dum dum zine, best new writing 2014, among others.

brittany is an artist based in san francisco, born in raised in the suburbs of detroit. she is currently attending california college of the arts to get her mfa in fine arts. she is interested in pushing the medium of photography into new forms of perception, and using various materials. she’s almost always in her studio thinking, reading and creating experiments with a vanilla tea in hand. When she sets some time aside for herself, she enjoys walking aimlessly through san francisco and having impromptu picnics.

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Monday, April 21

International Documentary Association Presents Doc U: Distributing Your Doc, Part 1 – Theatrical Distributors & The Big Picture

Silent Movie Theater

611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036

7:00pm to 8:30pm

The rapidly shifting landscape for theatrical distribution takes center stage in this month’s International Documentary Association’s Doc U, the first in a two-part series on “Distributing Your Doc.” The panel will cover a wide range of theatrical distributors, from the new players in the field to the more traditional companies, who continue to make their presence felt. This “deep dive” into theatrical distribution will explore in depth which theatrical models are being used, what kinds of documentaries distributors are looking for, how are deals being structured, and the ways distributors and filmmakers are working together with exhibitors to draw in audiences. With the recent explosion of different viewing platforms, Doc U turns its attention to the fundamental question: “What is the place of theatrical exhibition in a documentary’s overall distribution plan?”

Join IDA for a behind-the-scenes primer on theatrical distribution. Confirmed panelists include: Peter Goldwyn, Senior Vice President, Samuel Goldwyn Films; James Shapiro, Chief Operating Officer, Drafthouse Films; Michael Kananack, Head of International Acquisitions, Gathr Films.

Doc U is the International Documentary Association's series of educational seminars and workshops for aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers. Taught by artists and industry experts, participants receive vital information and insight on various topics relevant to the world of documentary filmmaking.

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