Saturday, November 12, 2005

Morgan Jon Fox in action

Director Morgan Jon Fox and Sawed-Off Collaboratory Productions are having fundraiser screenings for a Sawed-Off Collaboratory Pictures project to finish production on the documentary "This Is What Love In Action Looks Like."

It's at the MeDiA Co-op (1000 S. Cooper, 901-278-9077) and both nights are Pay What You Can.

Friday December 16th: At 7:30 is "What Does Love In Action Look Like: a preface" (plus short films); at 9:30 is "Blue Citrus Hearts."

Saturday December 17th: At 7:30 is "Away(A)wake"; at 9:30 is "What Does Love In Action Look Like: a preface" (plus short films)

The documentary follows a story that unfolded in Memphis in the summer of 2005 that got international attention. It's surrounding the controversial "get straight camp" Love In Action and its teenage program called Refuge. Sawed-Off needs funding to complete this documentary and promote it around the country for distribution and festival screenings. "What Does Love In Action Look Like: a preface," the companion piece to "This Is What Love In Action Looks Like," was awarded the Ron Tibbett Excellence In Filmmaking award at the 2005 Indie Memphis film festival.

Sawed-Off's previous films that are being screened on the 16th and 17th have been shown around the country and are distributed by Ariztical Entertainment nationally on DVD.

Acclaim for the 2003 feature "Blue Citrus Hearts":
"One of the top 15 films of 2003" -The Commercial Appeal -The Chicago Reader

"This movie captures all the awkwardness, angst, despair, exhilaration and confusion of being a teenager. It’s raw and aching, beautiful and honest ... I am adding Fox to my list of filmmakers to watch and I am wondering just what is going on in Memphis, Tenn., to foster work so solid and accomplished." -Chicago Free Press

All screenings will be accompanied by Q and A sessions.

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