Hudson Valley Programmers Group &
Woodstock Film Festival present
12TH & DELAWARE
a documentary by Academy Award® nominees
Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
A conversation with Filmmaker Rachel Grady to follow.
(Woodstock, NY) –June 9, 2010:
Saturday, June 26 at 3pm, at Upstate Films at Tinker Street, the Hudson Valley Programmers Group in conjunction with the Woodstock Film Festival will present 12TH & DELAWARE by Loki Films and Academy Award® nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. A Q&A with Grady will follow the screening. The screening is being presented courtesy of HBO Films. Tickets are available online at hvpg.org or woodstockfilmfestival.com
On an unassuming corner in Fort Pierce, Florida, it's easy to miss the insidious truth that's raging. But on each side of 12th and Delaware, soldiers stand locked in passionate battle. On one side of the street is an abortion clinic. On the other, a pro-life outfit often mistaken for the clinic it seeks to shut down.
Using skillful cinéma vérité observation that allows us to draw our own conclusions, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, the directors of JESUS CAMP, expose the molten core of America's most intractable conflict. As the pro-life volunteers paint a terrifying portrait of abortion to their clients, across the street, the staff members at the clinic fear for their doctors' lives and fiercely protect the right of their clients to choose. Shot in the same year when abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was murdered in his church, the film makes these fears palpable. Meanwhile, women in need become pawns in a vicious ideological war with no end in sight.
“12TH & DELAWARE represents our journey into the most complex subject matter that we have delved into to date," explained Heidi Ewing. "We hope we have crafted a film that stays with people long after they leave the cinema."
"Watching the film at Sundance earlier this year and listening to the complex and heart felt Q&A that followed the screening, I was convinced that bringing the film to our community would ignite healthy dialogue" stated Meira Blaustein, executive director of the Woodstock Film Festival.
LOKI FILMS is a New York-based documentary film production company founded in 2001 by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. The directing team has been lauded for gaining unprecedented access into hidden worlds and taking an honest approach to delicate subject matter.
In 2007 Ewing and Grady were nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary feature for "Jesus Camp," a candid look at Pentecostal children in America. The film received a wide theatrical release by Magnolia Pictures and was broadcast in over 60 countries worldwide, including the A&E Network.
Previously, the team was nominated for an Emmy for "The Boys of Baraka," a film about preteens struggling to make it in Baltimore city. The film, which screened at the 2005 Woodstock Film Festival was distributed by Thinkfilm and broadcast on the prestigious POV series on PBS.
Ewing and Grady are also part of the directing team of the highly anticipated upcoming documentary "Freakonomics", co-directed by Morgan Spurlock, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon and Eugene Jarecki.
For complete bio, visit www.lokifilms.com/about.html