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Documentary About Southeast Psychiatric Facility Selected to be Shown in Rosebud Film Festival
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This story comes to us from Nancy Tarr:

Award-winning first-time filmmaker Deborah J. Schull’s  Lens & Pens: Art in an Unexpected Place is one of 20 films nominated to showcase in the Rosebud Film and Video Festival. The film will be shown at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, November 13thth, five of the nominated films will be selected to receive $1,000 at Rosebud’s gala Awards Ceremony at the Clarendon Ballroom. at the Dome Theater at Artisphere (Arlington County’s new cultural center). All 20 nominated films will be screened at this special one-day event.  On November 14

This award-winning documentary tells the inspiring story of a transformational arts workshop for the “criminally insane.” Using poetry, painting, and photography, this workshop is held at Washington, DC’s, public psychiatric facility, the historic St. Elizabeths Hospital, located east of the Anacostia River in Southeast DC. Lens & Pens: Art in an Unexpected Place offers a rare look inside the John Howard Pavilion, the hospital’s maximum-security wing. Deborah Schull, the writer/producer of Lens & Pens: Art in an Unexpected Place, has already received over 12 awards for her work on this compelling half-hour film.

Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA – just two blocks from the Roslyn Metro Station. Tickets for the Rosebud festival are available at the door or by calling Arlington Independent Media at 703-524-2388. 

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