[act-ma] 3/1: Screening of The Agronomist w/Jonathan Demme

Cheryl White cheryl at coolidge.org
Sun Feb 14 13:49:18 PST 2010


On Monday March 1 at 2 pm, The Coolidge Corner Theatre will host a special
benefit screening of Jonathan Demme's moving documentary The Agronomist.
The internationally acclaimed director, recipient of this year's 2010
Coolidge Award, will introduce the film and answer questions after the
screening.  Proceeds from this event will go to support Haiti earthquake
relief through the on-the-ground nonprofit organization, Partners in Health.

 

The Agronomist is about the life and work of Jean Dominique, human rights
activist and host of the independent radio station Radio Haiti-Inter. His
broadcasts throughout the early 1970s were a bold break from Haiti's
predominant government-run media, offering enlightening stories, in the
native language of Creole, about global issues to the people of the island.
Dominique was forced to temporarily leave Haiti twice, but remained an
outspoken advocate of freedom of the press and the Haitian community until
his assassination in 2000. The film features a stunning soundtrack by Grammy
Award-winning musician Wyclef Jean. 

Tickets are $25 and are available in advance at www.coolidge.org
<http://www.coolidge.org/>  or at the Coolidge Corner Theatre box office,
290 Harvard Street, Brookline.  For a full listing of this year's Coolidge
Award events honoring Jonathan Demme, visit www.coolidge.org/awardnews.

Partners in Health works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in
nine countries around the world. Their work has three goals: to care for
patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and
to share lessons learned around the world. Based in Boston, the organization
employs over 11,000 people worldwide, including doctors, nurses, and
community health workers. Partners in Health has been working on the ground
in Haiti for over 20 years. Visit: www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti.  

For More Information:

Cheryl White

Community Outreach

Coolidge Corner Theatre

cheryl at coolidge.org

617/699-7285

 

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