Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble Presents: A Screening of THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP
Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble is an ensemble of artists working to awaken and enliven the community with transformative programming. In partnership with The Lagralane Company, Lower Depth will be hosting a screening of the film The Blood is at the Doorstep, directed/produced by Erick Ljung. After the screening audience members will have the opportunity to enter a dialogue with the film's director, as well as members of the family featured in the film, in a moderated talkback.
This event will take place on July 15th, 2017 from 7:30pm-10:00pm at New Roads School at The Herb Alpert Educational Village, located at 3131 Olympic Blvd. in Santa Monica, California. Doors open at 7pm following a VIP reception beginning at 6pm. General admission tickets are $30. VIP admission tickets are $65, and include access to the VIP reception and reserved section seating for the film. Tickets can purchased at lower-depth.com.
All proceeds from the event will go towards the funding of Lower Depth's upcoming National New Playwrights Network Rolling World Premiere production of BR'ER COTTON by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, opening at the Zephyr Theatre on September 23rd, 2017.
About the Director/Producer
Erik Ljung is a freelance Producer and Director of Photography currently based in the midwest. His debut feature length documentary The Blood is at the Doorstep had it's world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. He has produced content and short documentaries for the New York Times, VICE News, Al Jazeera, PBS and the Wall Street Journal. In 2016 he won a midwest Emmy for his work on public television's Wisconsin Foodie. As a Director of Photography, he has worked with some of the world's largest brands and ad agencies to produce commercial content. He is a former Nohl Fellow, and a two-time Brico Forward Fund recipient for his documentary work.
About BR'ER COTTON by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, directed by Gregg T. Daniel Opens September 23rd, 2017 as a part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Lynchburg, Virginia. The former site of a thriving cotton mill is now an impoverished neighborhood. Deeply affected by all the recent killings of young black men like himself, Ruffrino, a 14 year old militant, incites riots at school and online. More and more at odds with his mother and grandfather, the boys anger grows beyond containment while the family home literally sinks into the cotton field, and no one seems to notice but him.
About Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble
Lower Depth's mission is to explore the diverse experiences of the African diaspora and beyond. As an ensemble of theatre artists, we strive to awaken and enliven the community with transformative programming that celebrates authentic human stories told through the lens of the artist of color. Our vision is to transform perspectives, overcome obstacles for understanding, and create space for a new cultural narrative to unfold. Join the conversation. http://lower-depth.com
About The Lagralane Group We're artists, financiers & investors. We're social challengers, activators & thought leaders. We're the champions of stories for those who have come before. We founded Lagralane as a finance and project development company to bring these narratives to a large audience-to bring them to the screen. Visit us at http://lagralane.com/.