Screenings

City of Trees premiered in October 2015 and is now touring the film festival circuit. The film is also available for university and community screenings. Check out the list below and sign up for our email newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest screening info.

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  • Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 03:15 PM
    Landmark's E Street Cinema in Washington DC, DC

    FilmFest DC

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    We are very excited to be showing CITY OF TREES at FilmFest DC this year! The screening will take place at the iconic Landmark's E Street Cinema in northwest Washington DC on April 17th at 3:15 pm. Seating is limited, so please arrive early to ensure a good seat. Tickets are $13, and can be purchased by clicking here.

    About the Festival

    This year Filmfest DC celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new lineup of features, documentaries, and shorts representing the best cinema from around the globe. This years festival includes 75 films from 45 countries over 11 days. The festival will take place from April 14th through the 24th at the Landmark E Street Cinema and the AMC Mazza Gallerie. Check the festival website for film listings and showtimes. More information: http://www.filmfestdc.org/ 

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 08:00 PM

    Broadcast Watch Party

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    City of Trees will have its national broadcast premiere on April 19th on PBS/World Channel's America ReFramed program! Unfortunately, the program isn't carried in DC, so we'll be watching the broadcast with our friends at the Bronx Documentary Center

    Suggested donation: Bronx residents $5, general $10, 18-and-under free.

    The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is a non-profit gallery and educational space. Their mission is to share photography, film and new media with underserved Bronx communities and the cultural community at large. They use these mediums to foster dialogue around contemporary local, national and global issues. More info.

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 07:00 PM
    Docs in Progress in Silver Spring, MD

    Local Viewing Party

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    For a limited time, CITY OF TREES will be available for free streaming on PBS/World Channel's America ReFramed program starting on Wednesday, April 20. To kick off the screening, our friends at Docs in Progress will be hosting a viewing party at 7:00p.

    In 2015 we workshoped the film with the DIP filmmaker community and are pleased to share the finished result. We wish the DC area could enjoy broadcast, unfortunately, none of our local affiliates carry America ReFramed. In addition to gathering with the filmmakers to watch and discuss the film, we will share information on how to advocate for carriage of America ReFramed in the DC/MD/VA area.

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    For more info on America ReFramed and its accessibility in the DC area:http://www.namac.org/incredible-documentary-tv-series.

  • Monday, April 25, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Ceasar Chavez Auditorium in Washington, DC

    United States Department of Labor Screening

    United States Department of Labor

    The Justice Roundtable convenes periodic public policy events to provide forums to stimulate dialogue with authors, scholars, artists, distinguished leaders, experts, impacted people, and others who inspire action by sharing information about their justice reform work.

     

  • Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 06:00 PM

    United States Department of Agriculture Screening

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 08:00 PM
    Cinema Village in New York, NY

    Workers Unite! Film Festival

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    We are thrilled to share that CITY OF TREES will play a special advance screening in the 2016 Workers Unite! Film Festival in NYC as part of Program 7 — Back Lives STILL Matter: 'City of Trees' & 'Profiled'. Tickets here.

    ABOUT THE FILM FESTIVAL:
    The Workers Unite Film Festival aims to feature student and professional films from the United States and around the world. These films highlight and publicize the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice. We hope to illuminate, educate and motivate audiences to take action. In these last few years, unprecedented attacks have been launched against unions and workers’ federally mandated rights to organize, by well-funded corporate lobbies such as ALEC. Despite these well organized campaigns, workers continue to courageously challenge these attacks by raising their voices with determination and with unity.

    ABOUT PROGRAM 7: 
    A PIECE OF THE DREAM: Two Lives - A split screen imagining of what growing up is like for a young white male and young black female, watching the seemingly small discrepancies add up and amount to white male privilege/economic differences. Produced by the NY State Workers Development Institute. (2015, 5 min) 

    CITY OF TREES - Set during the recession, the film follows three trainees and the director of a stimulus-funded green job-training program designed to put unemployed people back to work by planting trees in DC. As they navigate the community’s entrenched distrust of outsiders and a fast-approaching deadline before the grant money runs out, the film thrusts viewers into the inspiring but messy world of job training and the paradoxes changemakers face in urban communities everyday. (2015, 76 min)

    PROFILED - A powerful new documentary that knits together stories of the mothers of Black and Latino youths who have become victims of excessive deadly force by the NYPD. A damning indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, placed within the historical context of racism in the United States. (2015, 54 min)

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Department of Justice in Washington, DC

    United States Department of Justice Screening

    A Film Screening of the Documentary – “City of Trees” – Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    The Civil Rights Division's Diversity Council, Justice Management Division Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Staff, Bureau of Prisons, and Environment and Natural Resources Division invite employees in the Washington, D.C. metro area to view the documentary “City of Trees” from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in the Commons-Area, Room 10200, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
  • Thursday, June 09, 2016 at 10:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, NY

    Brooklyn Film Festival - Thursday Screening

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    CITY OF TREES will be screening twice at the annual Brooklyn Film Festival at the Wythe Hotel! It will be playing on Thursday, June 9 at 10:00p and on the last day of the festival, Sunday, June 12 at 4:00p. More details and tickets available here.

    ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

    The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival with a mission to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of film, to draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema, to encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure.

    It runs from June 3 - June 12; we're thrilled to be a part of the 2016 line-up!


    $13 TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

     

  • Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 04:00 PM · 8 rsvps
    Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, NY

    Brooklyn Film Festival - Sunday Screening

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    CITY OF TREES will be screening twice at the annual Brooklyn Film Festival at the Wythe Hotel! It will be playing on Thursday, June 9 at 10:00p and on the last day of the festival, Sunday, June 12 at 4:00p. More details and tickets available here.

    ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

    The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival with a mission to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of film, to draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema, to encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure.

    It runs from June 3 - June 12; we're thrilled to be a part of the 2016 line-up!


    $13 TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

     

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Landmark Atlantic Plumbing in Washington, DC

    Howard University- Parallel Film Collective Screening

    Howard University- Parallel Film Collective

     

    "Our aim is to connect diverse people and communities through film and creative media."

    - Montré Aza Missouri, Founder

     

     

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