Monday, August 4, 2008

Street Movies

Find your favorite lawn chair and blanket and head down the block for Street Movies, a drive-in movie experience without the cars. Back for its 12th summer, Street Movies is a showcase for independent filmmaking organized by Philadelphia's Scribe Video Center. This year’s focus is on youth-produced works in a range of genres that explore a gamut of social issues including environmental justice.

“We’ve got an animated film called E-Wave which illustrates human damage to the environment as a result of electric energy waste," says Street Movies Program Coordinator, Boone Nguyen. "We also have Eve’s Garden, a piece on a community garden in Camden, N.J. that is bringing the community together as they reclaim green spaces.”

So give your wallet and the environment a break this August and check out these free, family-friendly outdoor screenings around your neighborhood. Screenings start at 8:30pm and include post-film discussions.

Wednesday, August 6 - CAMDEN
Host: Walt Whitman Arts Center
Location: 2nd & Cooper Streets

Thursday, August 7 - MANTUA
Host: Montesorri Gensis II
Location: 3510 Brandywine Street

Host: Centro Pedro Center
Location: Eagles Park, 7th and W. Schiller Street

Thursday, August 14 - GERMANTOWN
Host: Why Not Prosper and Social Re-entry
Location: 717 E. Chelten Avenue

Host: Friends Neighborhood Guild & Friends Housing Cooperative
Location: 8th and Fairmount

Friday, August 22 - WEST PHILADELPHIA
Host: Jubilee School & Neighborhood Bike Works
Location: Clark Park, 43rd & Baltimore Avenue

Saturday, August 23 - SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
Host: First African Baptist church
Location: 16th & Christian Street

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