Thursday, October 7, 2010

This Saturday The Dunes Presents: Journey From Zanskar

Please join us for a preview screening of 'Journey From Zanskar', a documentary by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Frederick Marx (producer of Hoop Dreams).

Enjoy a sneak peak at the story of 17 children making an impossible trek through the Himalayas, and converse with the filmaker during a live Q&A as well as the opening and closing receptions.

Throughout the evening we will offer designer cocktails, wine, champagne and hors d'oeuv...

Proceeds from advance tickets, the door and the bar will go directly to fund wider distribution of this important film. So please come for the screening or just drop by for cocktails and great discussion.

To watch a trailer, visit:

The Gallery at Social
1400 Meridian Place NW
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC

Suggested (flexible) donation: $12
Pre-order tickers at:


Frederick Marx is an internationally acclaimed, Oscar and Emmy nominated producer/director with 25 years in the film business. He was named a Chicago Tribune Artist of the Year for 1994, a 1995 Guggenheim Fellow, and a recipient of a Robert F. Kennedy Special Achievement Award.

His film HOOP DREAMS played in hundreds of theatres nationwide after winning the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was the first documentary ever chosen to close the New York Film Festival.

It was on over 100 "Ten Best" lists nationwide and was named Best Film of the Year by critics Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Gene Shalit, and Ken Turran and by the Chicago Film Critics Association. Ebert also named it Best Film of the Decade. It is one of the highest grossing non-musical documentaries in United States history.

In 1993, Marx received an Emmy nomination for HIGHER GOALS (1992) for Best Daytime Children's Special. Producer, Director, and Writer for this national PBS Special, Marx directed Tim Meadows of "Saturday Night Live" fame. Accompanied by a curriculum guide, the program was later distributed for free to over 4,200 inner city schools nationwide.

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