Fw: REMINDER: FREE BAYCAT World Premiere - The Grind
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Subject: REMINDER: FREE BAYCAT World Premiere - The Grind
The Grind - A BAYCAT FILM Contact: Will Hammond Jr., Community and Media Relations
willhammond@...EVENT: World Premiere of BAYCAT's short film, THE GRINDDATE: Friday, October 9th 2009 (Doors open at 6PM/Film at 7PM)LOCATION: Bayview Opera House; 4705 Third Street in San FranciscoCOST: This is a FREE community event. Donations are accepted.
San Francisco, CA (September 24, 2009) - THE GRIND is the second short film of 2009 produced by BAYCAT's Community Cinema Program. The program's primary objective is to engage in artistic projects with the residents and business owners of the Bayview Hunters Point. BAYCAT (Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology) collaborates with community members through the entire production process from development through exhibition. THE GRIND features over 15 locations in Hunters Point and performances from over 35 community members. The program's goal is to create a canon of thoughtful and well-rounded films that shed light on a marginalized community in San Francisco that is in desperate need of meaningful representation.
The Community Cinema Program stemmed out of BAYCAT's 20-week filmmaking internship program, which culminated in the production of THE GRIND. One of the guiding principles of the program is cultivating creative ingenuity through improvisation and problem solving. In other words, doing more with less. The interns built camera rigs from scratch, soundproofed studio rooms using donated foam, and used their personal belongings as props for the film.
What happens when your regrets come back to haunt the ones you love?
You hustle. You push. You compromise. You survive.
Set in San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) neighborhood, THE GRIND (running time: 30 minutes) follows the parallel lives of Kilo and his estranged adult son Ricky. On parole and recently sober, Kilo is trying to start a new life caring for his infant son Angel, but is struck by poverty and the reality of life on the street. Meanwhile, Ricky tries to provide stability for his wife and daughter, while he struggles to avoid making his father's mistakes. THE GRIND is based on the real lives of the two lead actors, Keith "Kilo" Perry and Antoine "Goddi" Perry.
BAYCAT educates, empowers and employs youth and young adults from historically underserved communities to produce digital media that tells their unique stories and engages them to positively transform themselves, their communities and the world. BAYCAT sees the potential in applying these principles in our community of BVHP. It is a form of artistic engagement that touches every strata of the community because everyone can participate!
See the trailer and other information for THE GRIND
For more information on BAYCAT go to www.baycat.org
This film contains strong language and mild violence. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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