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The 2012 Avenue of the Arts FILM FESTIVAL

July 12-20 At BPL's West End Branch of the Boston Public Library

A FREE Cultural Community Event - Open to the Public

HISTORY: The Avenue of the Arts Film Festival and Exhibit was founded by L. B. Gratun in 2004 as an
official event of the Democratic National Convention and of the Committee. Screenings of award winning
documentaries and appearances by leading filmmakers took place at Northeastern University, Simmons
College, and Boston Library locations, catching the attention of Variety International, The Boston Globe,
and other publications. Noteworthy films shown have been "ahead of the curve" on such issues as WMD,
voting practices, the Iraq War, global environment, and the financial crisis, to name a few. Campus talent
has been given a voice as well.

4-STAR REVIEWS (All Films) / The BOSTON    PHOENIX - '06
   / The BOSTON PHOENIX - '09
Boston Courant, Beacon Hill Times news coverage

L. B. Gratun on Fernando's Hideaway on BNN
July 17, 2009 (Click on image for video)

2012 PRESS RELEASE  • 2012 Festival Flyer
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2012 Avenue of the Arts Film Festival PRESS RELEASE

                    Contact: L. B. Gratun at 617.566.2368
                                 LB@LBGratun.com     www.LBGratun.com/avenueartsfilm
Attention: EDITOR / Film, Arts and Entertainment

      For Immediate Release

         The 2012 AVENUE of the ARTS FILM FESTIVAL
                                              at BPL's WEST END LIBRARY
         Throwing out The First Pitch July 12th with "MONEYBALL"


They're all "Home Runs" this year at the Avenue of the Arts Film Festival!
Oscar nominated film "Moneyball" starring Brad Pitt as Billy Beane will be the "Starter" on Opening NIght, July 12th at West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge Street Boston. This is the eighth year for this popular event.

Other great films at the Festival include: The Descendants, Hugo, Midnight In Paris, and The Artist.

A gala Opening Reception with live music and tasty refreshments will take place starting 4:30 pm prior to the 5:30 screening of "Moneyball". Founder/director L. B. Gratun will host; Jazz vocalist Patrice Monahan will be the featured entertainer.

The schedule is as follows:

July 12 Reception - live music, refreshments  4:30 pm
                                            MONEYBALL  5:30 pm   133 min  PG13
July 13                                   THE ARTIST  2:00 pm   100 min  PG13
July 18                        MIDNIGHT IN PARIS  3:00 pm    94 min   PG13
July 19                         THE DESCENDANTS  5:30 pm   115 min  R
July 20                                           HUGO  2:00 pm   126 min  PG13

L. B. Gratun may be reached at (617) 566-2368 and LB@LBGratun.com.

Complete information for the Festival is on www.LBGratun.com/avenueartsfilm.

Information for the West End Branch Library is 617 523-3957 and BPL.org.
Helen Bender is head librarian and Library contact for the Festival.

We Thank

for Selecting Us for the
Editor's Event Pick
July 16, 2009

Avenue of the Arts Film Festival 2009
- West End Library -

Two words to describe the annual Avenue of the Arts Film Festival are “diverse” and “free.” It opens tonight with a reception and music by jazz singer Patrice Monahan at 5 pm, followed by a screening of I.O.U.S.A., Patrick Creadon's documentary about the financial meltdown. Other films include recent hits such as The Wrestler , Milk , Vicky Cristina Barcelona , and documentaries by Steve Alves, who will appear in person. All are at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge St. | July 16-24 | free | 617.523.3957 or http://www.lbgratun.com/avenueartsfilm

Special thanks for Publicity to:
Richard Rouse, Mission Hill Main Streets
Barry Twomey

Peter Keough, Film Editor, Boston Phoenix
Steve Alves, Filmmaker
Friends of the West End Branch Library
Helen Bender, Librarian
The Beacon Hill Times
Fernando Bossa, TV Host, Channels 9 & 15, BNN
The Boston Courant
The Boston Public Library
Dan Marshall, President, BCCA
The Boston Globe
The Boston International Film Festival (BIFF)
Boston Free Film Screening

Nick Paleologis, Mass. Film Office
John Connolly, Boston City Councilman
Northeastern University
Valarie Kaur, Filmmaker, "Divided We Fall"
Chris Sautter, Filmmaker
Ron Della Chiesa, WGBH
Jeffrey Sanchez, State Rep.
Arthur Ganson, Sculptor
Penguin Cafe
and many others






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