Monday, July 7, 2014

"Out of the Basement" Movie Screening in Mount Pleasant

For all the music, theater, and visual arts coming out of the District, I always feel like I need to balance my interests with more film. Yes, there is good, independent film making being done in DC. And this project is helping that image.

Two years ago, I saw short film about a local boxer from Lime Lite Boxing and Fitness titled Into the Lime Lite. It was great. Great story, great music, great production quality, and the best part was that it was about DC, told by DC filmmakers.

The same filmmakers are back, having produced another awesome film with close ties to the original. I was lucky enough to see this a few weeks ago and I'm going to see it again! It's playing twice this week; once TONIGHT in Petworth and this Saturday in Mount Pleasant. 

PETWORTH LIBRARY / 4200 Kansas Avenue NW
Monday, July 7, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday, July 12, 2014
11:00am – 12:30pm

More from the organizers:
Out of the Basement is a documentary short by DC-based filmmakers Natalie Avery and Kyle Centers about up and coming Columbia Heights boxer, Greg Newby.

The film follows Newby as he embarks on a pro-boxing career out of Lime Lite Boxing and Fitness, a tiny basement gym in the heart of the Columbia Heights neighborhood. The film delves into DC’s boxing subculture and explores how one family searches for meaning and economic stability in a rapidly changing city. Watch a trailer here.

Funded in part by the DC Arts and Humanities Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, the film was made possible by the Documentary Center at George Washington University where Avery and Centers first worked together as students in the Documentary Filmmaking Institute.