Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Norman Studios Presents "Race Film: A Voice of Hope Against Discrimination"

Norman Studios screens The Flying Ace at MOSH, hosts 2 day anti-discrimination event
In cooperation with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, and as a follow up to the recent MOSH exhibit, Anne Frank: Voices of Hope, the Norman Studios hosts a two-day event, Race Film: A Voice of Hope Against Discrimination. Via graphic design displays, films and two keynote speakers, we’ll illustrate how casual discrimination and stereotyping can lead to racial and religious persecution, if not opposed vigorously.
Held at the Norman Studios property in historic Old Arlington, where late silent filmmaker helped to break racial barriers in the film industry a century ago, Race Film: A Voice of Hope Against Discrimination runs Feb. 25-26, noon-4pm. The property is located at 6337 Arlington Road, with entry at the gate on Westdale Drive.

Mitch Hemann
Norman Studios Archivist and Board of Directors Member, Musician
Einstein and Dubois: Crossing the Color Line
Mr. Hemann will use visual images to demonstrate the inspirational connections between Albert Einstein and W.E.B. Dubois, two giants of history who fought tirelessly against racism.
Frank Goodin
UNF Professor and Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker 
The Deafening Silence of
Century-Old Race Film
Mr. Goodin’s interactive program will examine the power and impact of America’s Race Film era, and how Jacksonville can use the lessons of that era to lead a modern cultural renaissance. He encourages audience interaction.
Admission for adults is a $5 donation to benefit the Norman Studios’s Reunification Fund. Tickets can be purchased at the door, cash or credit. Children are admitted free of charge.
Refreshments are available via The Blu Claw Food Truck and Not Your
Daddy’s Ribs.
Restrooms onsite. Please note that the four city-owned buildings that make up the Norman Studios complex lack climate control, so please dress accordingly.
Contact Rita Reagan at 904-716-0706 or ritareagan@comcast.net for more information.

Do you have materials you’d like to donate?

The Norman Studios would greatly appreciate contributions of pictures, posters, news articles, books, magazines, films, etc. that illustrate the aspirations of people and the discrimination they often face to reach their potential. Donated materials will become part of the Norman Studios archives and will be used for interpretive displays.


MOSH After Dark screens Richard Norman’s 1926 aviation thriller, The Flying Ace in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Thursday, February 23, 6-9pm, along with a presentation by representatives of the Norman Studios Silent Film Museum.
While you’re there, make sure to visit MOSH’s “The Reel Hollywood: Jacksonville’s Film History” exhibit, featuring several artifacts from the Norman Studios and the River City’s heyday as the Winter Film Capital of the World.
This event is for adults only. Admission is $25 and includes refreshments. MOSH members enjoy 20 percent off ticket price.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Upcoming Film Events

St. Augustine Film Festival 
Thursday, 1-19-17 to Sunday, 1-22-17

Jacksonville Short Film Showcase
Thursday, 1-26-17 at Sunray Cinema

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Violins of Hope

                AMNON WEINSTEIN                         

Hear the amazing story of the Violins of Hope collection, violins recovered and carefully restored from WWII Holocaust victims, concentration camps and Jewish ghettos, on Tuesday, January 24 at 7pm in Conversation with Amnon Weinstein and James Grymes at MOSH.  Weinstein, a noted Israeli violin maker, shares his journey of finding the violins that were once silenced, and now given new life through years of dedication and his masterful skills. He will be joined by biographer of the VOH collection, James Grymes. The violins will be on display. FREE. Please call 396-7062 ext. 238 to register.  This Conversation serves as a prelude to the JSO Voices of Hope Concert, featuring 16 of the violins in the Voices of Hope collection on January 28 at Jacoby Hall.

January 26, Thursday, 7pm - Defiance - followed by a discussion with the daughter of Asael Bielski who is portrayed in the movie – This inspiring Hollywood movie reenacts the largest armed rescue of Jews by Jews during WWII, led by three Bielski brothers, who joined with Russian resistance fighters to build a protective village for refugees, saving over 1,000 Jewish non-combatants from Nazi death camps.  Assaela Weinsteindaughter of Asael Bielski, will provide accurate insight into what really transpired.  Jewish  Community Alliance. FREE admission. Sponsored by JCA and MOSH. For more information, call #730-2100 ext. 239 or go to www.jcajax.org to register.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Client Focused Media Video Team Named as Finalists in the Slamdance Film Competition

Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 14, 2016 – Client Focused Media and Buzz Media are proud to announce Mark Marlar and Joey Vokac have been picked as finalists for the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Marlar and Vokac make up the video team at the two entities and worked independently with two other filmmakers on a short film, which they submitted to the competition. Their film, a documentary titled “Mo’Freaka,” was picked for the finals and the team will be headed to Utah in January for the festival.

Marlar, who is the video director at CFM, served as the producer and sound production manager for the project. Vokac, a videographer with CFM, was the director. Derek Fleming was the writer and editor and Kyle Vaughn was the camera operator. The team had just five days to put together the film, which is a self-titled mockumentary featuring an aspiring hip-hop artist from Jacksonville.

“Working on a five-day schedule forces you to be extremely creative and realistic,” said Marlar. “As a team, we really had to dial down the pre-production process to have enough time to shoot and edit the film. Above all, it can get very frustrating working on such a tight schedule, so constant communication as a team was key.”

The story of “Mo’Freaka” follows the struggles of an up and coming musician. It shows how he deals with rejection from family, friends and society as he works through the daily grind of trying to make it as a hip-hop artist. The film was chosen out of a group of thousands and will show with about 100 others at the film festival, which takes place simultaneous to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City.

“Being a finalist in a national competition really gave us the confidence we needed to move forward as filmmakers,” said Vokac. “Having credible sources judge your work can be tough, but now we know that we have what it takes to compete with a higher level of filmmakers.”

The Slamdance Film Festival will be held January 20-26, 2017 in Park City, Utah. The festival was created in 1995 by filmmakers for filmmakers. The organization is focused on fostering the development of unique and innovative filmmakers. Up-and-coming writers, directors and producers will be showcasing their work alongside seasoned veterans of the industry.

About Client Focused Media

Client Focused Media was founded in 2002 and is a leading integrated marketing firm in Northeast Florida. The company provides strategic planning, marketing, creative, advertising, media buying, branding, crisis management services, and media, community, and public relations to a variety of clients. BUZZ Media is a division of CFM. BUZZ Magazine is distributed monthly to more than 900 locations in Northeast Florida. For more information, visit cfmedia.net.

Article courtesy of iwantabuzz.com