In It Together Fest – Film Screening @ The Lookout

July 30, 2015

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2439 18th St NW

Free

In It Together Fest is a multi-day celebration of underground art, music and activism at all venues propagating independent culture throughout the District of Columbia. Empowered by the hope to build a community amongst disparate DIY spaces, In It Together Fest has come together to foster participation, encourage new ideas and highlight the under appreciated throughout our city.

To this end, The Lookout will host film screening featuring the work of independent directors, producers, visionaries and videographers based in Washington, DC.

Below is a short description of the films we are proud to present during our screening.

Pancake Batter – Directed by Ivan Kander is a short film about a minor league pitcher’s quest to make it to the big leagues. And, free pancakes.

Delicious – Directed by David Jaffe. A chef tries to be the best chef he can be.

Conflict – Nick Fitzhugh. A gripping look into the life of a conflict photographer.

Blacksun – by Emic Films. Blacksun, a young rapper in Cité Soleil, Haiti, knows that despite his talent the chances of making it out of the slum and into the spotlight are slim. In this short documentary, he reflects on life in his community, the loss of his friends to the local gangs and how he hopes to lead a new generation of young rappers who’s music will help promote a non-violent path forward for young men.

The Garden of Steven – Steven Crosby, a small town missionary in a strange land stumbles upon the lowest road to salvation with the help of a little Mayan girl, a black magic woman, and a saint with a cigar.

Besides fostering collaboration throughout a broad spectrum of DC’s independent art and music community, In It Together Fest aims to raise awareness of other organizations throughout Washington DC working in the same vain. Including Casa Ruby, a multicultural, not for profit community center working to provide food, shelter & resources in a safe space for everyone in the LGBT community, as well as The Way Home Campaign, a campaign working to end chronic homelessness in the District by placing individuals in Permanent Supportive Housing and ensuring they have the assistance necessary to stay there.

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