July 2013 Film Kitchen

Film Kitchen Healthy Artists Poster

Tuesday JULY 9th 2013
@ Pittsburgh Filmmakers (Melwood)
Reception at 7pm, Movies start at 8pm
$5 includes screening plus food & drink

This one-of-a-kind Film Kitchen event will kick off with short works from Travis Irvine, a Brooklyn-based comedian/filmmaker whose documentaries and political satires have been featured on Jay Leno and Funny or Die.

Following Irvine, we’ll screen two shorts from Healthy Artists – an ongoing, web-based documentary series that profiles Pittsburgh artists and their health care struggles. After the success of their Sprout Fund Seed Awarded project, The Healthy Artists Movie Poster Exhibition, the series took off nationally, gaining the attention of Michael Moore and winning an Emerging Artist Award in the MacArthur Foundation’s June 2013 Looking@Democracy Competition.

We’ll debut The Intuition Artist, a 4-minute short by local filmmaker, Tim Murray, and scored by Dan Koshute.  The film profiles painter Gabe Felice as he sets up a psychedelic art show and tells us what it’s like to be uninsured. Then we’ll screen Everything Will Probably Be Fine, a 6-minute short by filmmaker, Julie Sokolow. The film regards NPR-recognized musician, artist, and CMU graduate, Jenn Gooch, and her experience with bankruptcy due to medical bills.

Next, the debut of Healthy Artists (the movie!) – a-30 minute film by Garret Jones and Anthony DeAngelis of Studio Corrida, that documents the collaborative effort of over 30 Pittsburgh artists to unite the community for health care reform.  Featured artists in the film include: Seth Clark, Lizzee Solomon, Jim Rugg, Julie Sokolow, Andy Scott, Steph Neary, Brett Yasko, and Laurie Trok.

After the screening, there will be two short talks. First, Scott Tyson – CEO of Pediatrics South and President of Health Care 4 All PA‘s Education Fund, will discuss a breaking, new economic impact study that shows how PA could save $17 billion annually while providing health care to all PA citizens.

Lastly, key speaker Senator Jim Ferlo will talk about his recent reintroduction of the single-payer health care legislation SB400 and how its passage would impact the health and economy of our state. A Q&A session will follow.

For a press kit, contact: healthyartists@gmail.com

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