DocuClub NY: When My Sleeping Dragon Woke

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Event 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

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co-presented with IDA

The Work-In-Progress

A little girl grows up in a custodial apartment hidden inside a New York City Public Library, where her father stokes its coal furnace 24/7. Four decades later, the little girl-turned-actor Sharon Washington chooses the theatre to write her modern-day fairy tale childhood filled with real and imagined dragons, family secrets, forgiveness, and a life filled with books.

The Feedback Discussion

Chuck Schultz (Director/Producer) has been at the helm of many documentary projects including, The Last Crop (2016) about farms across our nation, The Calling (2009) about three individuals called to serve their faith, 5 Days in July (2007) the NPR drama revisits the 1967 Newark Riots written by playwright/screenwriter Tracey Scott Wilson, and The Rural Studio (2001) that chronicles the work of architect Samuel Mockbee and his students. Funders have included ITVS, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey and Alabama Humanities.

Judah-Lev Dickstein (Producer/Editor) has had his documentary editing work screened at Sundance and the New York Film Festival, on TV and in theaters, and on pretty much any other platform you can think of. Highlights have been the art heist film The Art of the Steal, the sports comedy Winning Time, and Basketball: A Love Story, a 20-hour documentary series on basketball history for ESPN’s 30 for 30 Anthology. He's currently working on the HBO series Axios on HBO.

Opal H. Bennett (Moderator) has been a Programmer since 2014 and joined DOC NYC in 2015 and POV in 2020. Beginning as a volunteer for the first Sundance London Film Festival, she now curates year round. Opal is on the programming teams for Athena Film Festival and DOCNYC, and is a Program Consultant for The March on Washington Film Festival. She joined American Documentary's POV as Shorts Producer in January 2020. A Columbia Law grad, Opal holds a Masters in Media Studies from the LSE, and received her B.A. from New York University.


Eventbrite - DCTV Presents: Winter 2019


Please note that space is limited, and while RSVP is required, it does not guarantee admission. We advise that you arrive when doors open at 6:30pm. All RSVPs will be admitted first-come, first-served. No-shows will be released to those waiting at start time. Drinks and popcorn available. No admittance after 7:15pm.


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DocuClub NY is a regular collaboration between IDA and DCTV. This works-in-progress screening series offers the public and members of the film community advance access to new documentaries in progress, and the opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes conversations with filmmakers and creators.

This event is part of the Winter 2020 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film, taking place this Feb–Mar.

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