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Sweet Micky
For President

March 14

7pm

Speaker: Director Ben
Patterson &
Pras Michel
former member
of the Fugees

Theatre Three

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Janis: Little
Girl Blue

March 21

7pm

Speaker: Live performance
by Amber Ferrari
Director, Norman Prusslin
Media Arts Minor, SUNY

Theatre Three

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The
Anthropologist

March 28

7pm

Speaker: Director,
Daniel Miller

Long Island Museum

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Waiting

April 4

7pm

Speaker: Director,
Cristian Piazza and
opera singer in the film,
Paolo Buffagni


Long Island Museum

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The C Word

April 11

7pm

Speakers: Director,
Meghan L. O’Hara

Theatre Three

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Karski & The
Lords Of Humanity

April 18

7pm

Theatre Three

Speakers: Director,
Slawomir Grunberg

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Speed Sisters

April 25

Theatre Three

7pm

Speakers: Director,
Amber Fares

SPECIAL EVENT!!!

Please join us for the screening of
THE WITNESS
the true story of the Kitty Genovese murder,
with Director James Solomon,
offered as part of the Long Island Museums’
“Long Island in the Sixties” exhibit.
July 8 @ 6pm

A LOOK AT THE SPRING 2016 SEASON

Dear Audience
Programming a film series of fresh, new documentaries every six months means a lot of changes: changes in content, changes in format, even climate changes. This season we have one change that is particularly outstanding: we have added a new venue! Our screenings for Spring 2016 will be divided between Theatre Three on Main Street in Port Jefferson and our new venue, the Long Island Museum (http://longislandmuseum.org) on Route 25A in Stony Brook. The Long Island Museum (LIM) is not only a beautiful, historic collection of landmark buildings full of American art and carriages, it has a terrific, intimate screening room. In addition, the venue is handicapped accessible and there is convenient, free parking! Because the seating is more limited at LIM, we will also be offering, for the first time, the opportunity to buy tickets for LIM screenings in advance. Tickets will still be sold at the door but if you want to be sure of your spot, you can buy tickets via PayPal (see below).

Our cinematic journey for Spring 2016 begins in Haiti with SWEET MICKY FOR PRESIDENT, a never-before-seen or imagined combination of music and politics. Our guest speakers will be the director, Ben Patterson and two-time Grammy-winning rapper and founding member of The Fugees, Pras Michel. Staying in the musical vein, we move on to JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE, about the inimitable and unforgettable Janis Joplin. The film will be followed by a live performance of Joplin music from Amber Ferrari and a Q&A moderated by Norman Prusslin, director of the Media Arts Minor at Stony Brook University, co-founder of The Long Island Music Hall of Fame. and founding General Manager of WUSB 90.1 FM in Stony Brook. Switching gears, we move on to the intimate setting of the Long Island Museum and, fittingly, explore different cultures with THE ANTHROPOLOGIST, a film that illuminates how various societies are forced to deal with change and the adaptive powers needed to do so. Our guest speaker will be the director, Daniel Miller. Following THE ANTHROPOLOGIST comes a different kind of cultural exploration, the experience of three new immigrants to this country in WAITING. Our guest speakers will be the director, Cristian Piazza, and one of the subjects followed in the film, actor-turned-opera-singer, Paolo Buffagni. Our next film, back at Theatre Three, is about a revolution in the approach to cancer treatment and prevention, directed by our speaker and one of the subjects in the film, Meghan O’Hara. THE C WORD is guaranteed to change the way you think about the “c” word. Going back in time to World War II, KARSKI & THE LORDS OF HUMANITY tells the little known and amazing story of Jan Karski, who secretly went into the concentration camps to bear witness to the Nazi atrocities so he could personally tell the Allied powers what was happening. Our speaker will be the director, Slawomir Grunberg. Finally a rollicking trip to Palestine with the SPEED SISTERS, a unique group of women who love to drive fast cars in a male-dominated sport in a male-dominated country. Our guest speaker will be the director, Amber Fares.

As always, the PJDS is the product of a lot of loving attention from volunteers who work all year round, attending film screenings, calling directors and distributors (many times), creating public relations materials and completing logistical arrangements worthy of generals.

At the PDJS we’re all about new ideas and conversations. We invite you to email or speak to any of our PJDS team regarding new ideas and requests you may have to make the series even better.

See you at the movies!

Lyn Boland, Co-Director
Barbara Sverd, Co-Director
Wendy Feinberg, Film Board
Honey Katz, Film Board
Phyllis Ross, Film Board
Lorie Rothstein, Film Board

One of Our Past Events
17th Season of PJDS Celebrated with Wine Tasting & Film

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Take a look inside our special VIP Wine Tasting event to celebrate the screening of SOMM. The sold out event was presented by Mora’s Fine Wines & Spirits, featuring wines by Esprit du Vin. Dustin Wilson, Master Sommelier and Wine Director at 3-star Michelin Restaurant Eleven Madison Park assisted in the presentation and took questions from a full house after the screening.