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September 9th @ 7pm
Preview Screening: Burn After Reading
AMC 312 West 34th Street
A comedy thriller from Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) is a CIA analyst who quits his job at the CIA after being demoted because of his drinking problem. He then decides to write a memoir about his life in the CIA. His wife, Katie Cox (Tilda Swinton), wants to divorce Osbourne and, at the counsel of her divorce lawyer, she copies all his personal financial files off his computer along with his work-in-progress memoirs. This disk eventually finds its way to Hardbodies, a workout gym. Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt), who works at the gym, finds the disc and intends to blackmail Cox with his former employee Linda Litzke (Frances McDormand). CIA agent Harry Pfarrer (George Clooney) who is assigned to recover the disc is also sleeping with Katie, Osbourne's wife. A Focus Features release.

September 8th @ 6pm
Preview Screening: Towelhead
Tribeca Cinemas 54 Varick Street
Jasira wants something she can’t define; attention, love, acceptance or a normal life. Unfortunately she doesn’t know the right way to find it. When Jasira’s mother exiles her to Houston to live with her strict, quick-to-anger Lebanese father, she quickly learns what aspects of herself to suppress in front of him. In private, however, she conducts her sexual awakening with all the false confidence that pop culture and her neighbor's magazines have provided. Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Alicia Erian and written for the screen and directed by Alan Ball, Towelhead stars Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria Bello, Peter Macdissi, and newcomer Summer Bishil as Jasira. A Warner Independent Pictures release.

September 15th @ 1pm
Filmmaking 2.0 Panel: Net Neutrality
FIT – Haft Auditorium 227 West 27th Street btw. 7th & 8th Avenue
While a shrinking number of gatekeepers hold the keys to public exhibition, the internet is becoming an open and democratic marketplace with a level playing field for independents. But as threats to the egalitarian nature of the web emerge, will it be big business as usual for film? Hear technologists, cutting edge filmmakers and policy experts debate the future of indie film on the net.
Free for IFP members.

September 16th @ 8:30pm
Rooftop Films and IFP Present Trinidad
Solar One - East 23rd Street at the East River (at East River Drive)
Directions: Best route from FIT: catch the M23 bus at 23rd St and 7th Ave. all the way East (to the last stop). Or take the R/6 trains to 23rd St., walk all the way east to the river. An outdoor showcase screening of 2006 Documentary Independent Filmmaker Lab film Trinidad, directed and produced by PJ Raval and Jay Hodges. Trinidad uncovers Trinidad, Colorado's transformation from Wild West outpost to "sex change capital of the world," and follows three transgender women who may steer the rural ranching town toward becoming the "transsexual mecca." No RSVP required.

September 17th @ 8:30pm
Rooftop Films and IFP Present the Independent Filmmaker Labs Sneak Preview Showcase & After Party
Solar One - East 23rd Street at the East River (at East River Drive)
Directions: Best route from FIT: catch the M23 bus at 23rd St and 7th Ave. all the way East (to the last stop). Or take the R/6 trains to 23rd St., walk all the way east to the river. Sample 20 new narrative and documentary features from emerging filmmakers from around the US; recent participants of IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs. Be the first to catch a glimpse of these fresh projects, before they hit the festival circuit. No RSVP required.

September 19th @ 10am
Film & Philanthropy
FIT – Katie Murphy Amphitheatre 227 West 27th Street btw 7th & 8th Avenue
This panel will explore the fundamentals of strategic promotion & outreach From finding initial institutional support early on to partnering with like-minded organizations to expand the reach and resonance of your film once its completed, hear from leading experts how to best work with funders, non-profits, and advocacy organizations toward the common goal of social change.
Free for IFP members.

September 19th @ 11:30am
Case Study: Mobilizing Audiences
FIT – Katie Murphy Amphitheatre 227 West 27th Street btw 7th & 8th Avenue
In this in-depth session, a pair of successful documentary teams will share the lessons learned from their own recent distribution successes and impart the tools and tactics behind their effective audience outreach and marketing. Learn from these concrete ex¬amples how to engage and develop mutually beneficial relationships with organizations and individuals interested in related causes and how to reach and inform audiences.
Free for IFP members.

September 19th @ 1pm
Film & Philanthropy Roundtable
FIT – Katie Murphy Amphitheatre 27th Street btw 7th & 8th Avenue
Building on the foundation of Film and Philanthropy 101, this discussion will provide an open forum where a broad range of filmmakers tackling disparate subjects will share and debate their divergent approaches to building philanthropic support and mobilizing audiences.
Free for IFP members.

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