Join us for the 2012 March evening of Rough Cuts
Tuesday, March 20th, 2011 at
Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided
At Ninth Street Independent Film Center,
145 Ninth Street, between Mission and Howard, San Francisco
To attend, please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, March 20th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery
Directed by David L. Brown
In “Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery,” four survivors take us inside the experience of traumatic brain injury (TBI): a corporal in the U.S. Marines, African-American Jason Poole, who has suffered massive head injuries in a roadside bomb in Iraq; co-ed Kristen Collins, severely injured in a motorcycle accident while away at college; pre-med student Jay Waller, victim of a savage road-rage beating while on vacation; and six-year old Ian McFarland, survivor of a car crash that left him an orphan.
Along their paths to recovery, the four protagonists relive the dramatic accidents that almost took their lives; learn how to walk, talk and live again; and face the most daunting challenge of all—reinventing themselves. In the process, they reveal stories of heroism and hope.
For more information about the evening and Rough Cuts in general, visit http://sfroughcuts.com/nextevent.html
Rough Cuts is a series of work-in-progress documentary screenings that are produced every other month at various locations throughout San Francisco. For each evening, we screen one rough cut of a long-form documentary and then moderate a conversation about the film. These post-screening discussions are designed to give the filmmaker a better, more objective sense of what is working and not working with his/her film, with particular attention paid to improving the film’s structure and narrative clarity. We hope that the series also provides a welcome space for local filmmakers, film professionals, and fans of documentary film to meet and talk.