Sunday, July 24, 2016

Impact Film Festival Announces 2016 Slate of Films

From our friends at the Impact Film Festival...

Today, the Impact Arts + Film Fund (IAFF) announced the slate of films for the Impact Film Festival 2016, running July 25-27 in conjunction with the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The third edition showcases five films that explore critical social and political issues.

"We are honored to present these thought-provoking documentaries at the Democratic National Convention for the third time," said Kimball Stroud, co-founder of the Impact Arts + Film Fund. "We are very proud to have created an ongoing platform for policymakers and filmmakers to exchange ideas and share insights into the multitude of today's topical issues."

All Impact Film Festival screenings will take place at The Arden Theatre in downtown Philadelphia. Tickets to screenings are free to the public and can be reserved on the website:


Monday, July 25
THE C WORD: Director Meghan O'Hara. USA.
A French neuroscientist and documentary filmmaker join forces to investigate the link between the prevalence of cancer and the standard western lifestyle.

Tuesday, July 26
COMMAND AND CONTROL: Director Robert Kenner. USA.
The dramatic and compelling story of a barely averted disaster reveals how the aging nuclear warheads in our midst threaten communities and regions across America.

NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU: Directors Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady. USA.
At 93, an energetic, funny and thoughtful Norman Lear looks back on a remarkable career that defined American television in the 1970s.

Wednesday, July 27
CHECK IT: Directors Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer. USA.
A gang of gay and transgender Washington, DC, teens attempts to overcome violence, poverty and prostitution by finding a more productive outlet - through the world of fashion.

NEWTOWN: Director Kim A. Snyder. USA.
A deeply moving portrait of a community scarred by gun violence yet bound together in their grief and commitment to honor the ones they have lost.

The 2016 Impact Film Festival is presented in partnership with:
• Artists and Athletes
• Mayors Against Discrimination
• Patriotic Millionaires
• Picture Motion
• Woman's National Democratic Club

The media partner is the Independent Journal Review.

About the Impact Arts + Film Fund:
The Impact Arts + Film Fund (IAFF) was created as a platform for artists and filmmakers to engage in the political and policy arena. IAFF is based in Washington, D.C., and was co-founded by Jody Arlington, Jamie Shor and Kimball Stroud, three veterans of the political and entertainment arenas. IAFF hosts screenings, panel discussions, promotional events, and book launches to educate and enlighten its audiences and creates a climate for meaningful social impact. IAFF launched at the 2008 Democratic & Republican National Conventions with the Impact Film Festival: "Where Film Crosses the Aisle."