Event: Film Screening to benefit the Richmond Zine Fest
Date: Thursday, July 16th, 2009
Time: Doors open at 7:00 pm, the films begin at 7:30 pm.
Venue: Gallery 5, 200 W. Marshall Street
In honor of the first International Zine Month in July, on Thursday, July 16th, 2009 there will be a film screening at Gallery 5 (200 West Marshall Street) to benefit the Richmond Zine Fest and Pen Pals, a local animal rescue group that gives “homeless dogs and their inmate caregivers second chances and the opportunity for a new life”. The following films will be shown: DIY or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist is a 55 minute documentary from 2005 directed by independent filmmaker Michael W. Dean that features interviews with Ian MacKaye, Lydia Lunch, Richard Kern, Lynn Breedlove, Dave Brockie, Ron Asheton and many others. Grrlyshow is an 18 minute a fun, kitschy, and creative documentary from 2001 directed by Californian independent filmmaker Kara Herold that focuses on female zine writers. Grrlyshow features the creators of the zines Bamboo Girl and Java Turtle as well as the creators of the magazines Bitch and Bust. The third annual Richmond Zine Fest will be held Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at Gallery 5. For more information on the Richmond Zine Fest, Pen Pals, and International Zine Month, please visit the following websites: http://www.richmondzinefest.org http://www.sos-penpals.com internationalzinemonth.wordpress.com