FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES: “Finding Community in Post-Pandemic America”

  • Tue, June 15, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 2017 I Street NW Washington DC 20006
  • 86


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The Arts Club of Washington Cinematography Committee


Emmy Awarded Producer, Todd Clark



"Finding Community in Post-Pandemic America"

Tuesday,  June 15, 2021,   at 6:00 pm


ACW Members & Guests Free  -  Non-Members $10

This week our speaker will be:

Speaker: Peter Rosenstein, Journalist,

Wa. Blade, Georgetown Dish

Featured movie:

Film: Sean Penn in “Milk”

SERIES: Curated and hosted by local EMMY Awarded Producer, Todd Clark, this timely series will provide its audiences with a weekly brief panel presentation and full film screening that will explore this idea of Community- and the importance people attach to being a part of a Community that is meaningful, comfortable and stable. With everyone coming out of Covid fears and political chaos, where are people turning to find a community, or communities, where they feel they are trusted and fully part of?   Are there currently many new communities or just new versions of past communities? How and why have different communities thrived and others dissolved or become dysfunctional, or even dangerous?

SPEAKER: Peter Rosenstein.

Peter taught school in New York City; was Administrative Aide to Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug (D-NY); Citywide Coordinator of Local Government for the Mayor’s Office in New York City and Executive Director of the White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals/Implementation Unit in the Carter Administration. For 35 years Mr. Rosenstein was a CEO with non-profits in the areas of health and education.

Mr. Rosenstein worked on numerous political campaigns and served on the Board of numerous non-profit organizations. He chaired campaign Issues Committees for former DC Mayors’ Anthony Williams and Adrian Fenty; founded and serves as President of ARTS in ACTION; and was Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia. He is a founder and President of the Campaign for All DC Families, the group that coordinated efforts for marriage-equality in the District of Columbia; served on Whitman Walker Health’s Community Advisory Council; and was Chair of the Host Committee for the Chef’s Best dinner for Food and Friends for nine years. Rosenstein was a member of the LGBT National Policy Committee, Obama 08; the steering committee of “Q” Street; and member of the national finance committees Hillary Clinton for President and Biden/Harris.

Mr. Rosenstein is a freelance journalist and columnist whose work has appeared in the Washington Blade, Georgetown Dish and Huffington Post.

FILM: Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rightsactivist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Directed by Gus Van Santand written by Dustin Lance Black, the film stars Sean Pennas Milk and Josh Brolinas Dan White, a city supervisor, and Victor Garberas San Francisco Mayor George Moscone. The film was released to critical acclaim and earned numerous accolades from film critics and guilds for Penn's performance, Van Sant's directing, and the screenplay, it received 8 Oscarnominations at the 81st Academy Awards, including Best Picture and went on to win two: Best Actor for Penn, his second Oscar, and Best Original Screenplay for Black.

This event includes a cocktail reception, a panel discussion and a movie screening.

 The entire event will be outdoors in the patio area weather permitting.

This is the second season of this unique downtown outdoor Film & Discussion Series. The theme of the 2020 Series was, “Voting, Democracy and the Rule of Law”. This series made possible by the Arts Club of Washington  
and the 2021 Film & Discussion Series Host Committee:
Co-Chair, Kim Dodd, and Supporters, Jerome Barry, and the Embassy Series

Complimentary parking after 6 pm at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.

RSVP required, reserve online.

6:00 pm Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm Movie & Discussion

The Arts Club of Washington is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. located at 2017 I Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20006

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