I'm happy to announce that An Encounter with Simone Weil is screening at three film festivals between now and the end of July.
Dear Friends,

I'm happy to announce that An Encounter with Simone Weil is screening at three film festivals between now and the end of July. So if you, or anyone you think might be interested, will be in San Francisco, Traverse City or Prizren (Kosovo), come see the film!

Upcoming Festivals
  • Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival, Michigan - Wed, July 27. Tickets available here.
  • DokuFest Kosovo - Wed, July 27. More info
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - Sat, July 30 and Sun, July 31. Buy tickets here.
Recent Screenings & Reviews

This spring, we had very successful screenings at Full Frame and Sarasota film festivals, where we picked up some great reviews, including these in Slant Magazine and 1More Film Blog. If you're interested, more are listed in the Press section of our website.

In May, I had the honor of showing the film at the American Weil Society's annual colloquy "Simone Weil and the Political." I was enormously gratified by the hugely enthusiastic response the film received there.

Spreading the word - Supporting the Film

Thanks so much for helping us get out the word. Anything you can do to help––making suggestions about good screening venues, forwarding this newsletter on to to others who might be interested (whether they be academics, members of the press, or film programmers), liking our FaceBook site, or making a tax-deductible donation to support our outreach efforts––all of it is enormously useful and appreciated. 

More than anything I can't wait for you to see An Encounter with Simone Weil! The more people who do, the more I can say with certitude it's a film that sparks discussion and reflection on pressing and profound ethical questions that we all face.

With kind regards and gratitude,

Julia Haslett
Director/Producer

"...more than an insightful and beautifully crafted documentary...the film invites serious reflection on some of the most important and intractable elements of the human condition. I recommend it highly."
~Dr. Vance G. Morgan, Professor of Philosophy, Providence College

"...this is a film for all those who question deeply and who realize that life, especially when perplexing, demands attention and generosity."
~The Rev. Dr. Eric O. Springsted, President of the American Weil Society

"Essential viewing for 2011"
~Julia Bacha, Director, Budrus


Click here for more advance praise

"...an astonishing and revelatory piece of work" ~Sian Miles, author of Simone Weil: An Anthology
 
Educational DVD
We've recently begun selling educational license DVDs and are starting to set up campus and community screenings where I show the film and have a post-screening discussion. So, if you're at an academic or cultural institution or know someone who is, please get in touch. I'd love to come show the film to your community.
 
Sarasota Interview
Check out my interview with Sarasota Close Up at the Sarasota Film Festival.
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