AVALON IN FOCUS is a program designed to hold single-night premieres of new films in Washington DC, often in partnership with other local or national organizations and/or filmmakers themselves. IN FOCUS screenings will be diverse in subject, but all will feature post-screening discussions or performances allowing the audience a chance to explore the process of filmmaking in greater depth.
IN FOCUS events are periodically scheduled special events. Please check back later for information on our next IN FOCUS event.
Wed, Sep 10
A joint presentation by the Avalon Theatre and Women in Film and Video (WIFV), featuring a post-show Q&A with director Karen Whitehead to benefit WIFV’s Carolyn’s First Decade Fund.
Eddie Vedder (“Pearl Jam”) is an Executive Producer on HER AIM IS TRUE, the incredible story of the first woman photographer of rock concert cool. Snubbing convention, Dellaccio reinvented herself in the mid 1960s as one of the most daring and innovative composers in the field, working with legendary rockers from The Sonics to Neil Young.For the first time in 50 years, Dellaccio shares her story and stunning archive, reuniting with musicians and rock photographers for a riveting voyage tracing the roots of her avant-garde artistry and fearless life, including previous stints playing jazz saxophone on the road with all girl jazz bands and creating jaw-dropping portfolios for fashion models. With a soundtrack and interviews that capture the vibrant music subculture behind the “Northwest Sound,” the film celebrates a legacy lost and found in an enduring story about love, music, indie spirits and breaking the rules.
HER AIM IS TRUE is British filmmaker KAREN WHITEHEAD’s award-winning documentary feature debut. DC-based Whitehead, serves on the board of Women In Film and Video DC, & dedicated the film to her former colleague, Carolyn Projansky who died of breast cancer during the film’s production. Many from the women in film community rallied round to support Karen’s efforts to complete the film and the Avalon screening is a benefit for the WIFV professional development fund named after Carolyn to serve women just starting their careers in this field.
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