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Screening and Discussion of THIS ONE'S FOR THE LADIES

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Docs In Progress

Alexander House

8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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Docs In Progress is pleased to welcome Gene Graham as our 2019 Filmmkaer-in-Residence. As part of his residency, we will host a special one-night free screening of his most recent film This One's For the Ladies. This will be followed by a Q&A with Graham.

ABOUT THE FILM
Every Thursday night hundreds of women gather for a potluck celebration and the chance to throw singles at the hottest dancers in New Jersey. It’s hilarious. It’s sexy. It’s a little raunchy. But this isn't just a film about male strippers and the women who love them. It's also a conversation about race, class, family, sisterhood and community. As the New York Times Magazine essayist Carvell Wallace has said of the film, "Gene Graham talks more eloquently about poverty, race, police than most works I’ve seen specifically about those things."

This One's for the Ladies won a Special Jury mention at the SXSW Film Festival and has played at film festivals around the world. It was released theatrically this summer by NEON.

NOTE: This film includes nudity and sexual themes and is not suitable for those under 18.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Gene Graham has been selected through a competitive process to be Docs In Progress' 2019 Filmmaker-in-Residence. His latest documentary This One's for the Ladies begins as a story about male exotic dancers and the women who love them, but pivots into a conversation about race, class, family, sisterhood and community. His directorial debut, The Godfather of Disco won awards at the Fire Island Film & Video Festival and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. Gene also edited and associated produced Dirty Laundry, a feature film directed by Maurice Jamal. The film won the Audience Award for Best U.S. Feature and Best Performance by an Actor (Loretta Devine) at the American Black Film Festival and continues to air regularly distributed by CodeBlack Films. While resident at Docs In Progress, Graham will be developing a new documentary feature that probes political conservatism among American communities of color.

DATE
Tuesday, July 30 from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm.

LOCATION
Docs In Progress
8560 2nd Avenue - Suite 113
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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This event is free. However, seating is limited so we highly recommend getting tickets in advance.

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