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GREAT FILMS - GALA EVENTS featured at
The 2013 Avenue of the Arts FILM FESTIVAL
July 18-26 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.
• BOSTON'S BEST / The IMPROPER BOSTONIAN - '05 & '06
• CITY PICK / The BOSTON GLOBE - '06
• 4-STAR REVIEWS (All Films) / The BOSTON PHOENIX - '06
• EDITOR'S EVENT PICK & BOS PICK
/ The BOSTON PHOENIX - '09
• Boston Courant, Beacon Hill Times news coverage
• 2013 PRESS RELEASE • 2013 Festival Flyer
• More on Musician Patrice Monahan
• To Sponsor or Donate to This Project E-Mail LB@LBGratun.com
2013 Avenue of the Arts Film Festival PRESS RELEASE
Contact: L. B. Gratun at 617.566.2368
Attention: EDITOR / Film, Arts and Entertainment
For Immediate Release
• 2013 AVENUE OF THE ARTS FILM FESTIVAL, Boston, July 18 - 26
• Leads off with Exciting 007 Suspense Thriller “SKYFALL” at Opening Reception
• Great Films and Gala Events are FREE
This year’s Program may exceed the excitement of last year’s Filmfest with the inclusion of ARGO, Les Miserables, and Zero Dark Thirty. Last fall Festival Director L. B. Gratun decided to feature “SKYFALL” as it seemed appropriate to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Bond films along with some of its wonderful theme music of the past.
This Festival has made its mark being “ahead of the curve”, and as an example, months later, Hollywood announced it would present “Bond” with past music as the leading theme of their OSCAR ceremonies.
On Thursday, July 18th, at 4:30 p.m., the public is invited to the Opening Reception at the West End Library on Cambridge Street, where entertainment will begin with music performed by the Patrice Monahan Trio, featuring a medley of Bond film music sung by L. B. Gratun, while refreshments are served.
There will be a Festival “Wrap Party” following the screening of “Les Miserables” on Friday, July 26th, at 4:00 p.m.
Two years ago, the original song “BOSTON” by L. B., debuted at the Preview Party held at Brigham Circle for the 2011 Avenue of the Arts “All Boston” Film Festival. The event was supported in part by volunteers from the MH Main Streets office. The CD of this single will be available at this year’s Filmfest with proceeds to help benefit the community and those injured at this year’s Boston Marathon.
The West End Library is located at 151 Cambridge Street in the Government Center area, across from Joy Street and near Staniford Street.
For complete information on these events, visit the Festival website at www.LBGratun.com/avenueartsfilm or contact Director L.B. Gratun at LB@LBGratun.com.
For the West End Branch Library, call the West End Library at 617 523-3957 or visit BPL.org.
|Special thanks for Publicity to:
Richard Rouse, Mission Hill Main Streets
Peter Keough, Film Editor, Boston Phoenix
Janice Page, Film Critic, The Boston Globe
Steve Alves, Filmmaker
Friends of the West End Branch Library
Helen Bender, Librarian
Mike Ross, Boston City Council
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 Metro
The JazzBoston! Calendar
The Boston International Film Festival (BIFF)
Boston Free Film Screening
Nick Paleologis, Former Dir. of Mass. Film Office
John Connolly, Boston City Councilman
Valarie Kaur, Filmmaker, "Divided We Fall"
Chris Sautter, Filmmaker
Ron Della Chiesa, WGBH
Jeffrey Sanchez, State Rep.
Gloria Fox, State Rep.
Arthur Ganson, Sculptor
MIX 104.1 FM / CBS Local
and many others
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
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