Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MICA Marks "Transgender Day of Remembrance" with Movie Screening

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) will mark "Transgender Day of Remembrance" by hosting a screening of Unraveling Michelle beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Falvey Hall, in the Brown Center, 1300 Mount Royal Avenue, in Baltimore.

Directed by Michelle Farrell and Dan Shaffer, Unraveling Michele delves head-first into the gender-bending highs and lows of Farrell's male-to-female metamorphosis through her own eyes, as well as those who've been closest to her during the process. The documentary tenaciously captures the range of reactions of those in Michelle's personal and professional lives as they get to know the person they had known for years - all over again. Farrell will introduce this free screening, and will conduct an audience question-and-answer session following the film.

For more information on the movie, watch the trailer below, or visit www.unravelingmichelle.com.


In related news, are you interested in placing your songs in local films or video, or scoring for local filmmakers and videographers? If so, local arts activist/ advocate, Baltimore Songwriters Association Board member, and Baltimore Women’s Film Festival Strategic Relations Director Lois Tuttle is working with local producer/ filmmaker Michelle Farrell to create a webpage of songwriters interested in having their songs featured in locally-produced film and video, as well as those who wish to score and compose for local filmmakers. The webpage will be featured on Farrell's website, Absolute Independent Pictures. There is no cost for you to be featured on this website.

If you wish to be featured on this website, e-mail Lois at lois@loislife.com by December 31, 2009. Please use "songwriter/ musician contact and links for AIP website" in the subject header. In the body of the email, answer the following questions, and/or include the following information:

1) Name of artist/ band
2) Contact information (phone, e-mail, etc.)
3) Agent/ representative (if any)
4) Website
5) Genre/music type
6) Do you score?
7) Fees required for music (if any)? (Can say: To Be Negotiated)
8) CD(s) or songs available for download?
9) Unsigned or label-affiliated?
10) If signed, which label?
11) Are you a member of any of the following organizations: Member of Baltimore Songwriters Association (BSA), SAW (Songwriters Association of Washington) and/or WAMA? If so, which ones?
12) Region you hail from (MD/VA/DC)


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