WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 2001 7:30 PM The Lakewood Theater and the Video Association of Dallas present The First Installment of the TEXAS DOCUMENTARY TOUR Featuring: "PEOPLE LIKE US: SOCIAL CLASS IN AMERICA", a documentary by Louis Alvarez
THE DETAILS: The Lakewood Theater and the Video Association of Dallas presents a documentary by Louis Alvarez on Tuesday December 12 at the Lakewood Theater, "People Like Us: Social Class in America." Mr. Alvarez will be in attendance for this Dallas Premiere. Crammed with humor, poignancy and unexpected insight, People Like Us shines light on one of America's most important and unexplained social dilemmas ? social class. It deconstructs the popular myth that there is no class system in America through a tour of dozens of ordinary American lives and provokes discussion of a topic that Americans either do not think about, or prefer to avoid.
Producer Louis Alvarez has been making insightful documentaries about American culture at the Center for New American Media ? www.cnam.com ? for over twenty years. Twice winner of both the Peabody Award and the DuPont-Columbia Journalism Award, his previous credits include MOMS, a poignant and hilarious look at motherhood, and Vote For Me ? Politics in America, a four-hour examination of politics, politicians, and voters that was awarded the George Foster Peabody Award, the DuPont-Columbia Journalism Award, and a News and Public Affairs Emmy Award in 1997. American Tongues, a film that deals with the attitudes people have about regional and social accents won Alvarez his first Peabody in 1988. Other recent work includes L.A. Is It with John Gregory Dunne, The News Doctors and a series of short films on permanent exhibit at the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration in New York. Alvarez and Andrew Kolker, his long-time partner, are currently at work on several new projects, including Palimpsest:Cairo, an interactive digital documentary on Egypt and the West, and Women and Sex, a follow-up to MOMS that will feature candid talk about love, lust, sex, and romance.
People Like Us: Social Class in America is a production of the Center for New American Media in New York and WETA in Washington, DC, in association with the Independent Television Service. Funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Public Broadcasting Service, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The film is a presentation of WETA and the Independent Television Service.
There will be a PRIVATE RECEPTION with the filmmaker at 6:30 PM, the film SCREENS AT 7:30 PM. A question and answer session with the film maker will follow the film.
More installments of the Texas Documentary Tour are planned in the months ahead, a full schedule will become available soon!
TICKETS: The Screening and Q&A; is $6 for general admission, $3 for Video Association of Dallas and Lakewood Theater Members. (Lakewood members, be sure to email or call us to have your seats reserved as well)
Private Reception with film maker is $20 and includes reserved seating for the film.
Tickets go on sale November 27th, 2001 at the Lakewood Theater's On Line Ticketing website: http://store.webcatalogbuilder.com/lakewoodtheaterticketing/
MORE ABOUT THE VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DALLAS: The Video Association of Dallas is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion. For more information, contact Laura Neitzel, Managing Director, Video Association of Dallas, Dallas Video Festival, 214.428.8700
MORE ABOUT THE TEXAS DOCUMENTARY TOUR: The Video Association of Dallas co-produces and hosts a Texas Documentary Tour presentation four times a year. The Texas Documentary Tour is a production of the Austin Film Society and presents a widely-respected documentary film or video followed by a question- and-answer session with the filmmaker. The Texas Documentary Tour presents Dallas audiences a rare opportunity to view seminal documentary film on a large screen and to discuss the work in an open forum with the filmmaker. Last year, VAD screened the groundbreaking film, �Primary,� from Robert Drew, father of American cinema verite, �Spectres of the Spectrum� from experimental filmmaker Craig Baldwin, �Roam Sweet Home� from Austin filmmaker Ellen Spiro, and �Green� and �Workers� from emerging documentarians Laura Dunn and Heather Courtney. This season, the Video Association of Dallas will host four presentations of the Texas Documentary Tour at the Lakewood Theater, beginning in December 2001 with �People Like Us� by Louis Alvarez.
LAKEWOOD THEATER MEMBERS ONLY: To get your RESERVED SEATING, Call us at 214-821-9084 x 4 as soon as possible or email us at email@example.com Show your membership card at the door for $3.00 off the cost of admission to this film For information about purchasing a LAKEWOOD THEATER MEMBERSHIP, go to: http://www.lakewoodtheater.com/sys-tmpl/lakewoodtheatermembershipinfo/